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Flexible vs. Pliable

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Flexibleadjective

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’;

Pliableadjective

Soft, flexible, easily bent, formed, shaped, or molded.

‘You will find the clay perfectly pliable as long as it stays moist.’;

Flexibleadjective

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’;

Pliableadjective

Easily persuaded; yielding to influence.

Flexibleadjective

Capable or being adapted or molded in some way.

‘a flexible language’; ‘This was a principle more flexible to their purpose. -Rogers.’;

Pliableadjective

Capable of being plied, turned, or bent; easy to be bent; flexible; pliant; supple; limber; yielding; as, willow is a pliable plant.

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Flexiblenoun

Something that is flexible.

Pliableadjective

Flexible in disposition; readily yielding to influence, arguments, persuasion, or discipline; easy to be persuaded; - sometimes in a bad sense; as, a pliable youth.

Flexibleadjective

Capable of being flexed or bent; admitting of being turned, bowed, or twisted, without breaking; pliable; yielding to pressure; not stiff or brittle.

‘When the splitting windMakes flexible the knees of knotted oaks.’;

Pliableadjective

susceptible to being led or directed;

‘fictile masses of people ripe for propaganda’;

Flexibleadjective

Willing or ready to yield to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate; tractable; manageable; ductile; easy and compliant; wavering.

‘Phocion was a man of great severity, and no ways flexible to the will of the people.’; ‘Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible.’;

Pliableadjective

able to adjust readily to different conditions;

‘an adaptable person’; ‘a flexible personality’; ‘an elastic clause in a contract’;

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Flexibleadjective

Capable or being adapted or molded; plastic,; as, a flexible language.

‘This was a principle more flexible to their purpose.’;

Pliableadjective

capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking;

‘a flexible wire’; ‘a pliant young tree’;

Flexibleadjective

extended meanings; capable of change;

‘a flexible character’; ‘flexible schedules’;

Pliableadjective

capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out;

‘ductile copper’; ‘malleable metals such as gold’; ‘they soaked the leather to made it pliable’; ‘pliant molten glass’; ‘made of highly tensile steel alloy’;

Flexibleadjective

able to flex; able to bend easily;

‘slim flexible birches’;

Flexibleadjective

able to adjust readily to different conditions;

‘an adaptable person’; ‘a flexible personality’; ‘an elastic clause in a contract’;

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Flexibleadjective

bending and snapping back readily without breaking

Flexibleadjective

making or willing to make concessions;

‘loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet’;

Flexibleadjective

capable of bending easily without breaking

‘flexible rubber seals’;

Flexibleadjective

able to be easily modified to respond to altered circumstances

‘small businesses which are dependent on flexible working hours’;

Flexibleadjective

(of a person) ready and able to change so as to adapt to different circumstances

‘you can save money if you're flexible about where your room is located’;

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