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[flek-sil or, esp. British, -sahyl] /ˈflɛk sɪl or, esp. British, -saɪl/
flexible; pliant; tractable; adaptable.
Origin of flexile
First recorded in 1625-35, flexile is from the Latin word flexilis pliant, pliable. See flex1, -ile
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flexility, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Eudora had more sparkling eyes, lips more richly coloured, and a form more slender and flexile.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • She stood no more than a pace from him, a flexile figure that poised and swung, to provoke the wild beast in him to spring.

    The Unknown Sea Clemence Housman
  • The flexile and dubious expression of youth was forever gone.

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • The movement, in its sinuous, flexile gliding, resembled somewhat a serpent's crawl.

  • As the flexile youth progressed, amazement gave place to indignation and then to disgust.

    The Husbands of Edith George Barr McCutcheon
  • On the former supposition, the ovipositor must be remarkably long and flexile to enable the animal to place the eggs on its back.

  • From their flexile and unformed minds I can carve out my fittest tools.

    The Last Days of Pompeii Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  • He lay in the Englishwoman's gentle arms—a little brown bundle of flexile limbs and cotton night-shirt.

    With Edged Tools Henry Seton Merriman
  • flexile -is: capable of being bent at an angle without breaking: flexible.

  • The red cedar, and the flexile pine,4 are the trees which appear at the greatest elevation.

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