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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.

pliable

(ˈplaɪəbəl)
adj
easily moulded, bent, influenced, or altered
ˌpliaˈbility, ˈpliableness n
ˈpliably adv

pli•a•ble

(ˈplaɪ ə bəl)

adj.
1. easily bent; flexible; supple.
2. easily influenced or persuaded; yielding.
3. adjusting readily; adaptable.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French, =pli(er) to bend (see ply2) + -able -able]
pli`a•bil′i•ty, pli′a•ble•ness, n.
pli′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pliable - susceptible to being led or directed; "fictile masses of people ripe for propaganda"
susceptible - (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of; "susceptible to colds"; "susceptible of proof"
2.pliable - capable of being shaped or bent or drawn outpliable - capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out; "ductile copper"; "malleable metals such as gold"; "they soaked the leather to made it pliable"; "pliant molten glass"; "made of highly tensile steel alloy"
formed - having or given a form or shape
3.pliable - able to adjust readily to different conditions; "an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract"
adaptable - capable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use; "to succeed one must be adaptable"; "the frame was adaptable to cloth bolts of different widths"
4.pliable - capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breakingpliable - capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking; "a flexible wire"; "a pliant young tree"
flexile, flexible - able to flex; able to bend easily; "slim flexible birches"

pliable

adjective
1. flexible, plastic, supple, lithe, limber, malleable, pliant, tensile, bendy, ductile, bendable The baskets are made with young, pliable spruce roots.
flexible stiff, rigid

pliable

adjective
1. Capable of being shaped, bent, or drawn out, as by hammering or pressure:
2. Capable of adapting or being adapted:
Translations
سَهْل اللي
ohebný
smidig
sveigjanlegur
lokāmslokans

pliable

[ˈplaɪəbl] ADJ (also fig) → flexible

pliable

[ˈplaɪəbəl] adj
[roots, material, bones] → souple
[person] → malléable

pliable

, pliant
adjbiegsam; leathergeschmeidig; character, mind, personformbar; (= docile)fügsam

pliable

[ˈplaɪəbl] pliant [ˈplaɪənt] adj (substance) → pieghevole, flessibile (fig) (person) → malleabile

pliable

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