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flexibleness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flexible  \Flex"i*ble\,  a.  [L.  flexibilis:  cf  F.  flexible.] 
  1.  Capable  of  being  flexed  or  bent;  admitting  of  being 
  turned,  bowed,  or  twisted,  without  breaking;  pliable; 
  yielding  to  pressure;  not  stiff  or  brittle. 
 
  When  the  splitting  wind  Makes  flexible  the  knees  of 
  knotted  oaks.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Willing  or  ready  to  yield  to  the  influence  of  others  not 
  invincibly  rigid  or  obstinate;  tractable;  manageable; 
  ductile;  easy  and  compliant;  wavering. 
 
  Phocion  was  a  man  of  great  severity,  and  no  ways 
  flexible  to  the  will  of  the  people.  --Bacon. 
 
  Women  are  soft,  mild,  pitiful,  and  flexible.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Capable  or  being  adapted  or  molded;  plastic,;  as  a 
  flexible  language. 
 
  This  was  a  principle  more  flexible  to  their  purpose. 
  --Rogers. 
 
  Syn:  Pliant;  pliable;  supple;  tractable;  manageable;  ductile; 
  obsequious;  inconstant;  wavering.  --  {Flex"i*ble*ness}, 
  n.  --  {Flex"i*bly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flexibleness 
  n  :  the  property  of  being  flexible  [syn:  {flexibility}]  [ant:  {inflexibility}] 




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