Flexible vs. Flexable

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  • Flexible (adjective)

    Capable of being flexed or bent without breaking; able to be turned or twisted without breaking.



    "When the splitting wind Makes flexible the knees of knotted oaks. -William Shakespeare"

  • Flexible (adjective)

    Willing or prone to give way to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate.


    "Phocion was a man of great severity, and no ways flexible to the will of the people. - Francis Bacon."

    "Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible. - William Shakespeare"

  • Flexible (adjective)

    Capable or being adapted or molded in some way.


    "a flexible language"

    "This was a principle more flexible to their purpose. -Rogers."

  • Flexible (noun)

    Something that is flexible.

  • Flexable (adjective)

    misspelling of flexible

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