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Synonyms for flexible
ˈflɛk sə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flexible(adj)

    capable of being changed

    "flexible schedules"

    Synonyms:
    compromising, flexile, whippy, elastic, pliant, pliable, conciliatory

    Antonyms:
    unadaptable, adamantine, stiff, inexorable, rock-ribbed, adamant, inelastic, ossified, ironclad, intransigent, die-hard(a), fossilised, hard-core, inflexible, muscle-bound, rigid, brassbound, semirigid, fossilized

  2. flexible, flexile(adj)

    able to flex; able to bend easily

    "slim flexible birches"

    Synonyms:
    conciliatory, elastic, pliant, compromising, whippy, flexile, pliable

    Antonyms:
    muscle-bound, ossified, fossilised, inelastic, stiff, semirigid, fossilized, inflexible, brassbound, adamant, ironclad, intransigent, rock-ribbed, adamantine, rigid, unadaptable, inexorable, hard-core, die-hard(a)

  3. elastic, flexible, pliable, pliant(adj)

    able to adjust readily to different conditions

    "an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract"

    Synonyms:
    conciliatory, bendable, tractile, waxy, elastic, pliant, ductile, compromising, tensile, whippy, malleable, flexile, fictile, plastic, pliable

    Antonyms:
    inflexible, ironclad, hard-core, fossilised, semirigid, unadaptable, rock-ribbed, intransigent, rigid, die-hard(a), stiff, adamant, brassbound, ossified, muscle-bound, adamantine, inelastic, fossilized, inexorable

  4. flexible, whippy(adj)

    bending and snapping back readily without breaking

    Synonyms:
    conciliatory, elastic, pliant, compromising, whippy, flexile, pliable

    Antonyms:
    fossilized, inelastic, adamantine, intransigent, inexorable, rock-ribbed, unadaptable, brassbound, fossilised, muscle-bound, inflexible, rigid, ossified, stiff, semirigid, die-hard(a), adamant, ironclad, hard-core

  5. compromising, conciliatory, flexible(adj)

    making or willing to make concessions

    "loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet"

    Synonyms:
    conciliatory, conciliative, whippy, elastic, pliant, compromising, flexile, pliable

    Antonyms:
    fossilised, semirigid, rock-ribbed, intransigent, adamant, inflexible, muscle-bound, brassbound, ossified, ironclad, fossilized, stiff, inelastic, inexorable, adamantine, unadaptable, hard-core, rigid, die-hard(a)

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. flexible

    Synonyms:
    pliant, lithe, supple, elastic, easy, indulgent, ductile, flexile, yielding, pliable

    Antonyms:
    tough, rigid, inelastic, inflexible, hard, inexorable

Editors Contribution

  1. yieldable

    Submitted by banerjeeparthib1000 on September 11, 2019  
  2. yieldable

    Submitted by rinat on September 16, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. flexible(a.)

    Synonyms:
    pliable, pliant, limber, lithe, supple, not stiff, not rigid, easily bent

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. flexible(a)

    Synonyms:
    pliable, supple, flexile, pliant, lithe, limber, compliant, yielding

    Antonyms:
    inflexible, incompliant

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "flexible":

    flexibility, flex, flexibly, adaptable, responsive, flexible, agile, soft, pliable, versatile, resilient, nimble, supple, adaptive, floppy, smooth

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. flexible

    Synonyms:
    Flexile

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How to use flexible in a sentence?

  1. Jeff Montooth:

    This year, due to the lockdowns and quarantine, I decided to broaden the scope of the project to include charity businesses as well, i wanted to make the project as relevant as possible and allow kids the opportunity to create something real and give back to their community. I also had to be flexible because High School students were all dealing with a variety of different challenges and to try to continue with business as usual didn't make sense.

  2. Sophia Leung:

    If I can get benefits elsewhere and have a more flexible schedule, why wouldn't I do that ?

  3. Chris Soules:

    Bachelor i think I need to do some yoga because watching those people and some of the stuff they do...I'm not a very flexible guy, so I am going to need to get limbered up if that's going to happen!

  4. Athanassia Athanassiou:

    These biodegradable materials, natural materials, they are very flexible so they can be used for robotic skins. But they can be also very hard so they can be used for internal parts of a robot. And also, in this flexible skin - robotic skin let's say - we can incorporate sensors so they have this tactile sensing that the robots need, but with biodegradable materials.

  5. Kim Hong-kyun:

    By firing missiles, taking issue with military drills and showing a new submarine, the North is sending one clear message: there might be no working-level talks if the United States doesn't present a more flexible stance.


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