Meaning of flexibly in English:


Pronunciation /ˈflɛksɪbli/


  • 1In a way that can change so as to adapt to different circumstances.

    ‘we need to respond flexibly to changing needs’
    • ‘most women who have children want to work flexibly’
    • ‘Like the opening date, the closing date will be interpreted flexibly.’
    • ‘It is reckoned that 50 percent of the workforce will be working flexibly by the end of the year.’
    • ‘Rather than focusing on managing existing infrastructure, administrators can focus on more flexibly supporting new business requirements.’
    • ‘There is clearly a need for regulators to have some discretion, to enable them to respond flexibly depending on contexts.’
    • ‘Here near the very end of his career, he conducts Mahler's score flexibly.’
    • ‘Capital in the form of money can now marshal resources flexibly.’
    • ‘Such resources can therefore be managed flexibly to meet the child's changing needs.’
    • ‘Small, craft-based, flexibly specialized enterprises can alter production quickly to exploit changing market conditions.’
    • ‘Critics charged that the nation was no longer able flexibly to meet its strategic obligations.’
    • ‘A targeted assignment of these rights, which can also react flexibly to changes, is therefore vital.’
    1. 1.1In a way that bends easily without breaking.
      • ‘the robot can move flexibly and smoothly over uneven surfaces’