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flexile Line breaks: flex|ile
Pronunciation: /ˈflɛksʌɪl/

Definition of flexile in English:


Pliant and flexible: the serpent’s flexile body
More example sentences
  • Watanabe repeated Japan's stance that China should move to a more flexile exchange system for the sake of its economy and the world economy.
  • Her flexile body bends, her white feet glide.
  • Naoe smiled with satisfaction, he embraced Takaya's flexile body.


Mid 17th century: from Latin flexilis, from flectere 'to bend'.



Pronunciation: /flɛkˈsɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • We can properly measure your cardiovascular strength, your upper body strength, your core strength and your flexility.

Words that rhyme with flexile

puerile • facile • decile

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