flexibility

If you twist your body into the shape of a pretzel, you are showing a lot of flexibility. Flexibility is the ability to bend or stretch.

Lots of things can have flexibility. Pipe cleaners are designed for flexibility. A piece of software can boast flexibility when it can be used in different ways by different people. If you are really busy with school, sports and activities, your schedule won't have much flexibility. Please don't get fixed on one set idea — show a little flexibility and listen to others.

Definitions of flexibility
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n the property of being flexible; easily bent or shaped

Synonyms:
flexibleness
Antonyms:
inflexibility, inflexibleness
a lack of physical flexibility
Types:
bendability, pliability
the property of being easily bent without breaking
whip
(golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club
pliancy, pliantness, suppleness
the property of being pliant and flexible
Type of:
malleability, plasticity
the property of being physically malleable; the property of something that can be worked or hammered or shaped without breaking

n the quality of being adaptable or variable

“he enjoyed the flexibility of his working arrangement”
Synonyms:
flexibleness
Antonyms:
inflexibility, rigidity, rigidness
the quality of being rigid and rigorously severe
Types:
wiggle room
flexibility of interpretation or of options
Type of:
adaptability
the ability to change (or be changed) to fit changed circumstances

n the trait of being easily persuaded

Synonyms:
tractability, tractableness
Antonyms:
intractability, intractableness
the trait of being hard to influence or control
Types:
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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
submissiveness
the trait of being willing to yield to the will of another person or a superior force etc.
Type of:
trait
a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

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