Synonyms and Antonyms of flexible

  1. 1 capable of being readily changed <fortunately, that working mother has a very flexible schedule for her office job> Synonyms adaptable, adjustable, alterable, changeable, elastic, fluid, malleable, modifiable, pliable, variable Related Words changing, fluctuating, inconstant, labile, unstable, unsteady, varying, versatile Near Antonyms constant, stable, steady, unchanging, uniform, unvarying Antonyms established, fixed, immutable, inelastic, inflexible, invariable, nonmalleable, ramrod, set, unadaptable, unalterable, unbudgeable, unchangeable

  2. 2 not bound by rigid standards <parents with a flexible attitude when it comes to the children's bedtime> Synonyms easygoing, lax, loose, relaxed, slack, unrestrained, unrestrictedRelated Words careless, derelict, heedless, irresponsible, lazy, neglectful, negligent, remiss, slipshod, sloppy, sloven, slovenly, unfussyNear Antonyms constrained, restrained, restricted, tight; careful, conscientious, exact, fussy, meticulous, painstaking, punctilious, scrupulous; implacable, inflexibleAntonyms hard, harsh, rigid, rigorous, severe, stern, strict

  3. 3 able to bend easily without breaking <the tent was held up by crisscrossing flexible rods threaded through the top> Synonyms bendy [chiefly British], willowy, limber, lissome (also lissom), lithe, lithesome, pliable, pliant, suppleRelated Words adaptable, ductile, elastic, fluid, kneadable, malleable, modifiable, plastic, variable, yielding; droopy, flaccid, floppy, limp; semiflexibleNear Antonyms inelastic, nonmalleable, unyielding; breakable, brittle, fragileAntonyms inflexible, rigid, stiff, stiffened

  4. 4 able to revert to original size and shape after being stretched, squeezed, or twisted <used a flexible plastic for the toy> Synonyms bouncy, elastic, resilient, rubberlike, rubbery, springy, stretch, stretchable, stretchy, supple, whippyRelated Words adaptable, ductile, kneadable, malleable, moldable, plastic, pliable, pliant; limber, lissome (also lissom), lithe, lithesome, willowyNear Antonyms compact, firm, hard, solid, unyielding; brittle, crisp, crumbly, flaky (also flakey), friable, shortAntonyms inelastic, inflexible, nonelastic, rigid, stiff

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