Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being flexible, in any sense; pliancy; flexibleness.
- n. The quality of being flexible; suppleness; pliability.
- n. The quality of having options. "I have some flexibility."
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state or quality of being flexible; flexibleness; pliancy; pliability.
- n. the trait of being easily persuaded
- n. the property of being flexible; easily bent or shaped
- n. the quality of being adaptable or variable
- From Latin flexibilitās, from flectō ("I bend, curve"). (Wiktionary)
“When conservatives use the term flexibility, what they actually mean is that if you're poor ... you should take a pay cut.”
“My point about the 'flexibility' is that, at the end of the day, these are political decisions that must be made.”
“This kind of flexibility is unusual in CSA programs, and I appreciate it very much as it means I only receive produce I like to cook and eat.”
“The blade has good flexibility, is sharp, stays sharp and the Gator grip finish on the handles means it doesn't slip in your heand when everything is wet and covered in fish slime.”
““Fostering collaborative structures, where hierarchy plays second fiddle to flexibility, is seen as a way to attract the best graduates,” Woodward says.”
“For example, writing on the Huffington Post on why workplace flexibility is so crucial, the New America Foundation's Lisa Guernsey writes,”
“New expats need to be a bit more open to trying new things, and those partners who are already in their home country need to accept that flexibility is essential and some things they take for granted may not be (at least immediately) acceptable to their immigrant wife/husband/partner.”
“Lucy Nashed, the governor's spokeswoman, said the amendments are actually positive, because they offer short-term flexibility to employers while retaining requirements that the state eventually will get the promised jobs, or get its money back.”
“This flexibility is heartening for those who believe that, in a highly globalized and interdependent world, the vast majority of people in all three Abrahamic faiths have more to gain through peaceful coexistence and cooperation than through intolerance and violence.”
“Laws are written with a certain flexibility to take into account differing circumstances.”
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