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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.