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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flex·i·ble a.
 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) 2.0

      adv : with flexibility; "`Come whenever you are free,' he said
            flexibly" [ant: inflexibly]