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Meaning & Definition of Pliable in English

English

Pliable

/plaɪəbəl/

adjective

1. Susceptible to being led or directed

  • "Fictile masses of people ripe for propaganda"
    synonym:
  • fictile
  • ,
  • pliable

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • ductile
  • ,
  • malleable
  • ,
  • pliable
  • ,
  • pliant
  • ,
  • tensile
  • ,
  • tractile

3. Able to adjust readily to different conditions

  • "An adaptable person"
  • "A flexible personality"
  • "An elastic clause in a contract"
    synonym:
  • elastic
  • ,
  • flexible
  • ,
  • pliable
  • ,
  • pliant

4. Capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking

  • "A flexible wire"
  • "A pliant young tree"
    synonym:
  • bendable
  • ,
  • pliable
  • ,
  • pliant
  • ,
  • waxy