Versatile vs. Flexible

Versatile vs. Flexible — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Versatile and Flexible

Versatileadjective

Capable of doing many things competently.

Flexibleadjective

Capable of being bent or flexed; pliable

a flexible hose.

Versatileadjective

Having varied uses or serving many functions

"The most versatile of vegetables is the tomato" (Craig Claiborne).

Flexibleadjective

Readily bending or twisting the body without injury

You can play soccer much better if you're flexible.

Versatileadjective

Variable or inconstant; changeable

a versatile temperament.

Flexibleadjective

Able to change to cope with variable circumstances

"a flexible and quietly competent administrator" (Jerome Karabel).
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Versatileadjective

(Biology) Capable of moving freely in all directions, as the loosely attached anthers of certain flowers.

Flexibleadjective

Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs

a job with flexible hours.a flexible definition of normality.

Versatileadjective

Capable of doing many things competently.

Flexibleadjective

Capable of being flexed or bent without breaking; able to be turned or twisted without breaking.

When the splitting wind Makes flexible the knees of knotted oaks. -William Shakespeare

Versatileadjective

Having varied uses or many functions.

Flexibleadjective

Willing or prone to give way to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate.

Phocion was a man of great severity, and no ways flexible to the will of the people. - Francis Bacon.Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible. - William Shakespeare
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Versatileadjective

Changeable or inconstant.

Flexibleadjective

Capable or being adapted or molded in some way.

a flexible languageThis was a principle more flexible to their purpose. -Rogers.

Versatileadjective

(biology) Capable of moving freely in all directions.

Flexiblenoun

Something that is flexible.

Versatileadjective

(BDSM) Being a switch; capable of taking either a dominant or a submissive role.

Flexibleadjective

extended meanings; capable of change;

a flexible characterflexible schedules

Versatileadjective

(gay slang) Capable of taking both a top and bottom role.

Flexibleadjective

able to flex; able to bend easily;

slim flexible birches

Versatileadjective

(used of persons) having many skills

Flexibleadjective

able to adjust readily to different conditions;

an adaptable persona flexible personalityan elastic clause in a contract

Versatileadjective

having great diversity or variety;

his various achievements are impressivehis vast and versatile erudition

Flexibleadjective

bending and snapping back readily without breaking

Versatileadjective

changeable or inconstant;

versatile moods

Flexibleadjective

making or willing to make concessions;

loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet

Versatileadjective

competent in many areas and able to turn with ease from one thing to another;

a versatile writer

Versatileadjective

able to move freely in all directions;

an owl's versatile toe can move backward and forwardan insect's versatile antennae can move up and down or laterallya versatile anther of a flower moves freely in the wind