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来自拉丁语flecto, 弯，转，词源同inflect, reflect. 进一步可能来自PIE*kleng, 弯，转，词源同link, incline.
- flexible (adj.)
- early 15c., "capable of being bent; mentally or spiritually pliant," from Middle French flexible or directly from Latin flexibilis "that may be bent, pliant, flexible, yielding;" figuratively "tractable, inconstant," from flex-, past participle stem of flectere "to bend," which is of uncertain origin. Flexile (1630s) and flexive (1620s) have become rare. Related: Flexibly. Coles' dictionary (1717) has flexiloquent "speaking words of doubtful or double meaning."
- 1. Times become more flexible off-season, especially in the smaller provincial museums.
- 2. Because the work was voluntary it was flexible, time-wise.
- 3. He shopped around for a firm that would be flexible.
- 4. Automation would bring a shorter, more flexible working week.
- 5. Working from home offers the ultimate in flexible life styles.
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