Flexible vs. Resilient

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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.

  • Resilient (adjective)

    Returning quickly to original shape after force is applied; elastic

  • Resilient (adjective)

    Returning quickly to normal after damaging events or conditions.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Flexible (adjective)

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

  • Flexible (adjective)

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

  • Flexible (adjective)

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

  • Resilient (adjective)

    Leaping back; rebounding; recoiling.

Webster Dictionary
  • Flexible (adjective)

    extended meanings; capable of change;

    "a flexible character"

    "flexible schedules"

  • Flexible (adjective)

    able to flex; able to bend easily;

    "slim flexible birches"

  • Flexible (adjective)

    able to adjust readily to different conditions;

    "an adaptable person"

    "a flexible personality"

    "an elastic clause in a contract"

  • Flexible (adjective)

    bending and snapping back readily without breaking

  • Flexible (adjective)

    making or willing to make concessions;

    "loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet"

  • Resilient (adjective)

    recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like

  • Resilient (adjective)

    rebounds readily;

    "clean bouncy hair"

    "a lively tennis ball"

    "as resiliant as seasoned hickory"

    "springy turf"

Princeton's WordNet

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