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Definition of "flexible" []

  • Capable of being bent or flexed; pliable. (adjective)
  • Capable of being bent repeatedly without injury or damage. (adjective)
  • Susceptible to influence or persuasion; tractable. (adjective)
  • Responsive to change; adaptable: a flexible schedule. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flexible" in a sentence
  • "Once, liberals like Justice William Brennan relied on what he called a flexible "living Constitution.""
  • "Doesn't mean they're going to stop producing those vehicles, though, because Ford is increasingly turning to what it calls flexible manufacturing."
  • "They are worried that they will not be consulted, and that Europe, NATO in particular, may be relegated to the sidelines, as the U.S. engages in what it calls flexible coalitions to prosecute its war against terrorists, as it did in Afghanistan."