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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Other scar characteristics (color, pliability, and vascularity) were not significantly different.
So while Saudi Arabia plays to the gallery abroad as a country whose pliability and goodwill is valuable on the world stage and Iran courts an audience of young people, India pretends to protect some of its poorest minority women from the poorest minority men.
PDL demonstrated an improvement in burn scar texture, pliability, erythema, pruritis, pain and reduction in scar volume (34-66% improvement) [10].
Articulating each barb with a line of diamonds, Sutra depicts the airy lightness and soft pliability of a feather to plumate perfection.
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