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FLEXIBILITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flexibility mean? 

FLEXIBILITY (noun)
  The noun FLEXIBILITY has 3 senses:

1. the property of being flexible; easily bent or shaped
2. the quality of being adaptable or variable
3. the trait of being easily persuaded

  Familiarity information: FLEXIBILITY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLEXIBILITY (noun)


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Meaning:

The property of being flexible; easily bent or shaped

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

flexibility; flexibleness

Hypernyms ("flexibility" is a kind of...):

malleability; plasticity (the property of being physically malleable; the property of something that can be worked or hammered or shaped without breaking)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "flexibility"):

bendability; pliability (the property of being easily bent without breaking)

whip ((golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club)

Antonym:

inflexibility (a lack of physical flexibility)


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Meaning:

The quality of being adaptable or variable

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

flexibility; flexibleness

Context example:

he enjoyed the flexibility of his working arrangement

Hypernyms ("flexibility" is a kind of...):

adaptability (the ability to change (or be changed) to fit changed circumstances)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "flexibility"):

wiggle room (flexibility of interpretation or of options)

Antonym:

inflexibility (the quality of being rigid and rigorously severe)


Sense 3flexibility [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of being easily persuaded

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

tractability; tractableness; flexibility

Hypernyms ("flexibility" is a kind of...):

trait (a distinguishing feature of your personal nature)

Attribute:

manipulable; tractable (easily managed (controlled or taught or molded))

intractable (not tractable; difficult to manage or mold)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "flexibility"):

manageability; manageableness (capable of being managed or controlled)

docility (the trait of being agreeably submissive and manageable)

domestication; tameness (the attribute of having been domesticated)

amenability; amenableness; cooperativeness (the trait of being cooperative)

obedience (the trait of being willing to obey)


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