(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Flexibility]
Syn. facility, elasticity, mobility; see flexibility 1 .
2. [Adaptability]
Syn. susceptibility, passivity, obedience; see docility .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The quality or state of being flexible: bounce, ductility, elasticity, flexibility, flexibleness, give, malleability, malleableness, plasticity, phableness, pliancy, pliantness, resilience, resiliency, spring, springiness, suppleness. Obsolete: flexure. See FLEXIBLE.

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