Flexible vs Whiplike - What's the difference?

flexible | whiplike |


As adjectives the difference between flexible and whiplike

is that flexible is capable of being flexed or bent without breaking; able to be turned, bowed, or twisted, without breaking; pliable; not stiff or brittle while whiplike is resembling a whip or some aspect of one; long, thin, and flexible.

As a noun flexible

is (chiefly|engineering|and|manufacturing) something that is flexible.

flexible

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Capable of being flexed or bent without breaking; able to be turned, bowed, or twisted, without breaking; pliable; not stiff or brittle.
  • When the splitting wind Makes flexible the knees of knotted oaks. -
  • Willing or ready to yield to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate; tractable; manageable; ductile; easy and compliant; wavering.
  • Phocion was a man of great severity, and no ways flexible to the will of the people. - .
    Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible . -
  • Capable or being adapted or molded; plastic,; as, a flexible language.
  • This was a principle more flexible to their purpose. -Rogers.

    Synonyms

    * bendsome * ductile * inconstant * manageable * obsequious * pliant * pliable * supple * tractable * wavering

    Derived terms

    * flexibly * flexibleness

    See also

    * foldable

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (chiefly, engineering, and, manufacturing) Something that is flexible.
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    References

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    whiplike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a whip or some aspect of one; long, thin, and flexible.
  • Synonyms

    * whippy