pliability


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pli·a·ble

 (plī′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Easily bent or shaped. See Synonyms at malleable.
2. Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs: a pliable policy.
3. Easily influenced, persuaded, or controlled: replaced the complainer with a more pliable subordinate.

[Middle English, from Old French, from plier, to bend; see pliant.]

pli′a·bil′i·ty, pli′a·ble·ness n.
pli′a·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pliability - the property of being easily bent without breakingpliability - the property of being easily bent without breaking
flexibility, flexibleness - the property of being flexible; easily bent or shaped
pliancy, pliantness, suppleness - the property of being pliant and flexible
2.pliability - adaptability of mind or character; "he was valued for his reliability and pliability"; "he increased the leanness and suppleness of the organization"
adaptability - the ability to change (or be changed) to fit changed circumstances

pliability

noun
Translations
سُهولَة اللي
ohebnostvláčnost
smidighed
sveigjanleiki
esneklik

pliability

[ˌplaɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ] N (also fig) → flexibilidad f

pliability

nBiegsamkeit f; (of leather)Geschmeidigkeit f; (of character, mind, person)Formbarkeit f; (= docility)Fügsamkeit f

pliability

[ˌplaɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ] n (see adj) → flessibilità, malleabilità

pliable

(ˈplaiəbl) adjective
easily bent. pliable wire.
ˌpliaˈbility noun

pliability

n. flexibilidad; docilidad.
References in classic literature ?
He had, however, a happy mixture of pliability and perseverance in his nature; he was in form and spirit like a supple-jackÄyielding, but tough; though he bent, he never broke; and though he bowed beneath the slightest pressure, yet, the moment it was away--jerk
Fairfax had begged a holiday for Adele, because she had a cold; and, as Adele seconded the request with an ardour that reminded me how precious occasional holidays had been to me in my own childhood, I accorded it, deeming that I did well in showing pliability on the point.
With this collection of valuables, Monsieur Le Quoi had stepped behind a counter, and, with a wonderful pliability of temperament, had dropped into his assumed character as gracefully as he had ever moved in any other.
The whole account appears to me a curious instance of the pliability of the affections in the dog; and yet, whether wild or however educated, he has a feeling of respect or fear for those that are fulfilling their instinct of association.
Merridew proved to be all pliability and indulgence, after the truly considerate manner in which the explosion had conducted itself; and Betteredge was accordingly informed that we were all four to travel back together by the morning train.
Her expression--bright, frank, and intelligent--appeared, while she was silent, to be altogether wanting in those feminine attractions of gentleness and pliability, without which the beauty of the handsomest woman alive is beauty incomplete.
The devices use microLED lights to activate nerve cells and, because of their size and pliability, it is though they may have uses in or near the bladder, stomach, heart and other organs.
Then the cases begin their 100-plus foot journey being alternately heated to pliability, stretched and thinned then cooled in a water bath until the next draw.
Linear low density polyethylene is a mixed form of low density polyethylene, having more flexibility, conformability, pliability, softness, and more tensile strength.
It can replace traditional epoxies which are rigid and require thermal processing, giving production efficiencies and enabling new applications where pliability and conductivity is important.
Hashish may be solid or resinous depending on the preparation; pressed hashish is usually solid, whereas water-purified hashish (often called "bubble melt hash") is often a paste-like substance with varying hardness and pliability, its color most commonly light to dark brown can vary to see-through glass varying toward yellow/tan, black or red.
The flow of disruptions in digital business is fluidic because of the pliability, or ease of manipulation, of digital representations.