Synonyms of 'flexible'
1 pliableDictionary, plastic, yielding
brushes with long, flexible bristles
The baskets are made with young, pliable spruce roots.
The mud is as soft and plastic as butter.
the soft yielding cushions
Work the dough until it is slightly elastic.
The leather is supple and sturdy enough to last for years.
His walk was lithe and graceful.
He bent at the waist to show how limber his long back was.
Knead the dough until smooth and springy.
She was a slim, willowy woman in her late thirties.
pliant young willows
2 adaptableDictionary, open, variable
flexible working hours
3 compliantDictionary, accommodating, manageable
Their boss was flexible and lenient.
a docile and compliant workforce
I've never had a long-term relationship. I'm not amenable enough.
They were docile, obedient children.
He could easily manage his tractable younger brother.
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If you describe a person or animal as adaptable, you mean that they are able to change their ideas or behaviour in order to deal with new situations.
They are adaptable foragers that can survive on a wide range of foods.
If something is adjustable, it can be changed to different positions or sizes.
The bag has adjustable straps.
Thesaurus for flexible from the Collins English Thesaurus
A flexible object or material can be bent easily without breaking.