- 1Capable of bending easily without breaking: flexible rubber sealsMore example sentences
- Do this when the branches are about 6in long and flexible enough to bend at right angles.
- This means that flexible pipe can be bent to a much smaller radius of curvature than rigid pipe without exceeding its elastic limit.
- The body of a sea-lion is so flexible that it can bend over backwards and just about touch its nose to the tips of its back flippers.
- 1.1Able to be easily modified to respond to altered circumstances: small businesses which are dependent on flexible working hoursMore example sentences
- The report argued that management practices should be more flexible to allow laboratories to be more responsive to market forces.
- I think the notions of international comity are sufficiently flexible to allow a development in that direction.
- The waitresses said another reason they are happy at Hooters is that their work schedules are very flexible.
- 1.2(Of a person) ready and able to change so as to adapt to different circumstances: you can save money if you’re flexible about where your room is locatedMore example sentences
- He was flexible in changing his plans and beginning to teach a crowd which had gathered.
- This is not a big team like some of our competitors, but we are flexible, we can change direction and we take decisions quickly.
- They are flexible, hard working, extremely adaptable and always happy to help each other.
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- Training and learning must be developed and delivered more quickly and flexibly, in a variety of modalities, and at the moment of need.
- And, finally, it must learn to react quickly and flexibly to new challenges.
- Delphinids appear to be highly intelligent, adapting quickly and flexibly to novel situations.
late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin flexibilis, from flectere 'to bend'.