Origin of flexible
Synonyms for flexible
Antonyms for flexible
Related Words for unflexiblesolid, stark, tight, tense, rigid, thick, wooden, creaky, arthritic, firm, refractory, set, brittle, rheumatic, buckram, obstinate, reserved, crisp, fixed, frozen
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.