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Lithe vs. Flexible

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Litheverb

To go.

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’;

Litheverb

To become calm.

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’;

Litheverb

To make soft or mild; soften; alleviate; mitigate; lessen; smooth; palliate.

Flexibleadjective

Capable or being adapted or molded in some way.

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

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Litheverb

To attend; listen, hearken.

Flexiblenoun

Something that is flexible.

Litheverb

(transitive) To listen to, hearken to.

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.’;

Litheadjective

(obsolete) Mild; calm.

‘lithe weather’;

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.’;

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Litheadjective

Slim but not skinny.

‘lithe body’;

Flexibleadjective

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

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

Litheadjective

Capable of being easily bent; flexible.

‘the elephant’s lithe proboscis.’;

Flexibleadjective

extended meanings; capable of change;

‘a flexible character’; ‘flexible schedules’;

Litheadjective

Adaptable.

Flexibleadjective

able to flex; able to bend easily;

‘slim flexible birches’;

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Lithenoun

(Scotland) Shelter.

Flexibleadjective

able to adjust readily to different conditions;

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

Litheverb

To listen or listen to; to hearken to.

Flexibleadjective

bending and snapping back readily without breaking

Litheverb

To smooth; to soften; to palliate.

Flexibleadjective

making or willing to make concessions;

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

Litheadjective

Mild; calm; as, lithe weather.

Flexibleadjective

capable of bending easily without breaking

‘flexible rubber seals’;

Litheadjective

Capable of being easily bent; pliant; flexible; limber; as, the elephant's lithe proboscis.

Flexibleadjective

able to be easily modified to respond to altered circumstances

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

Litheadjective

gracefully slender; moving and bending with ease

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’;

Lithe

Lithe is an experimental programming language created in 1982 by David Sandberg at the University of Washington which allows the programmer to freely choose their own syntax. Lithe combines the ideas of syntax-directed translation and classes in a novel manner that results in a remarkably simple yet powerful language.

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