flex·​ile ˈflek-səl How to pronounce flexile (audio)

Word History


borrowed from Latin flexilis, from flectere "to cause to go in a different direction, bend, curve" (of uncertain origin) + -tilis "subject to, susceptible to (the action of the verb)"

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flexile was in 1613

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“Flexile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flexile. Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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