Ductile

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Ductile is an adjective that means flexible.

The Latin word ducere (DOO chair ay) means ‘lead’ — as in the metal. Our word of the day is often used by metalworkers to describe a substance that can be reformed. But ductile can also be also be used metaphorically to describe things other than metal.

For example: At first I didn’t realize how ductile our computer system was. If I had known the system could be used in all kinds of imaginative ways to help the company grow I would have done so from the beginning.

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