Origin of flexible
Examples from the Web for flexible
And lo, Snowballs—underpants which can hold a flexible gel pack that you store in the freezer—was born.Men, Ice Your Balls To Make Babies—and Other Male Fertility Fixes|Tom Sykes|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Have a plan but be flexible and adjust to emerging realities.Tony La Russa Explains How To Make It To The World Series|Dave Pottruck|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But religions and ideologies are the opposite of flexible and compromising.
Weisberg writes about the Europeans that were flexible enough to accept Fascism as the new reality.
This flexible attitude to national sovereignty is, of course, no recent phenomenon.On the Contraband Trail With Libya’s Gun Smugglers|Peter Schwartzstein|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She paid the debt promptly from a flexible gold mesh bag on the table; then stooped and wandered among his books.The Three Black Pennys|Joseph Hergesheimer
They differ from the barnacles in having a symmetrical shell, and being destitute of a flexible stalk.
Sometimes, though, it is flexible to the extent of lacking precision.Historical Essays|James Ford Rhodes
Each consists of two skins, the outer one of rigid aluminium, the inner of flexible non-porous fabric.The Dreadnought of the Air|Percy F. Westerman
And yet the human race is so flexible and elastic that it always surmounts these obstructions.Economic Sophisms|Frederic Bastiat
British Dictionary definitions for flexible
Word Origin and History for flexible
early 15c., from Middle French flexible or directly from Latin flexibilis "that may be bent, pliant, flexible, yielding;" figuratively "tractable, inconstant," from flexus, past participle of flectere "to bend," of uncertain origin. Related: Flexibly.