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Synonyms of 'versatile'

(adjective) 
Definition
having many different skills or uses
He stood out as one of the game's most versatile athletes.
Synonyms
adaptable
They are adaptable foragers that can survive on a wide range of foods.
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flexible
brushes with long, flexible bristles
,
all-round
, ,
protean
the protean and complex nature of his work
,
multifaceted
,
many-sided
,
all-singing, all-dancing
Opposites
, , ,
unadaptable
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(adjective) 
Definition
having many different skills or uses
a versatile piece of equipment
Synonyms
all-purpose
, , , , ,
all-singing, all-dancing
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of flexible
Definition
able to be bent easily without breaking
brushes with long, flexible bristles
Synonyms
tensile,
stretchy,
whippy,
lissom(e),
bendable,
mouldable
in the sense of protean
Definition
capable of constantly changing shape or form
the protean and complex nature of his work
Synonyms
ever-changing,
many-sided,
polymorphous,
multiform

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