One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Pliant and flexible.‘the serpent's flexile body’
pliable, supple, easily bent, bendable, pliant, malleable, mouldable, stretchable, workable, limber, ductile, tensile, plasticView synonyms
- ‘Naoe smiled with satisfaction, he embraced Takaya's flexile body.’
- ‘Her flexile body bends, her white feet glide.’
- ‘Watanabe repeated Japan's stance that China should move to a more flexile exchange system for the sake of its economy and the world economy.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin flexilis, from flectere ‘to bend’.
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