[flek-sil or, esp. British, -sahyl]


flexible; pliant; tractable; adaptable.

Nearby words

  1. flexibility,
  2. flexible,
  3. flexible spending account,
  4. flexible-rate mortgage,
  5. flexicurity,
  6. flexion,
  7. flexitarian,
  8. flexitime,
  9. flexner,
  10. flexner's bacillus

Origin of flexile

First recorded in 1625–35, flexile is from the Latin word flexilis pliant, pliable. See flex1, -ile

Related formsflex·il·i·ty, noun

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