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flexĭbĭlis , e, adj. flexus, from flecto,
I.that may be bent, pliant, flexible (class.; cf.: lentus, flexilis).
II. Trop.
A. Pliant, flexible, tractable: genera vocis permulta: grave, acutum; “flexibile, durum,flexible, Cic. N. D. 2, 58, 146; cf. “oratio,id. Or. 16, 52: “nihil tam flexibile,id. Brut. 79, 274: “vox,Quint. 11, 3, 15; 40: “nihil non flexibile ad bonitatem,Cic. Att. 10, 11, 1.—*
B. In a bad sense, fickle, wavering, inconstant: “quid potest esse tam flexibile, tam devium, quam animus ejus, qui, etc.,Cic. Lael. 25, 92.
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