Flexile Flex"ile, a. [L. flexilis.] Flexible; pliant; pliable; easily bent; plastic; tractable. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

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  • flexile — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Capable of being shaped, bent, or drawn out, as by hammering or pressure: ductile, flexible, flexuous, malleable, moldable, plastic, pliable, pliant, supple, workable. See FLEXIBLE. 2. Capable of withstanding… …   English dictionary for students

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  • flexile — [ flɛksʌɪl] adjective archaic pliant and flexible. Derivatives flexility noun Origin C17: from L. flexilis, from flectere to bend …   English new terms dictionary