Share this entry

Share this page

flexile

Syllabification: flex·ile
Pronunciation: /ˈfleksəl, -ˌsīl
 
/

Definition of flexile in English:

adjective

archaic
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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

flexility

1
Pronunciation: /flekˈsilətē/
noun
Example sentences
  • We can properly measure your cardiovascular strength, your upper body strength, your core strength and your flexility.

Definition of flexile in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day prepotent
Pronunciation: ˌprēˈpōtnt
adjective
greater than others in power or influence