susceptible to being led or directed
"fictile masses of people ripe for propaganda"
ductile, malleable, pliable, pliant, tensile, tractile(adj)
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"
elastic, flexible, pliable, pliant(adj)
able to adjust readily to different conditions
"an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract"
bendable, pliable, pliant, waxy(adj)
capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking
"a flexible wire"; "a pliant young tree"
soft, flexible, easily bent, formed, shaped, or molded
You will find the clay perfectly pliable as long as it stays fairly moist.
capable of being plied, turned, or bent; easy to be bent; flexible; pliant; supple; limber; yielding; as, willow is a pliable plant
flexible in disposition; readily yielding to influence, arguments, persuasion, or discipline; easy to be persuaded; -- sometimes in a bad sense; as, a pliable youth
Origin: [F., fr. plier to bend, to fold. See Ply, v.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
plī′a-bl, adj. easily bent or folded: supple: easily persuaded: yielding to influence.—ns. Pliabil′ity, Plī′ableness, quality of being pliable or flexible.—adv. Plī′ably, in a pliable manner.—ns. Plī′ancy, Plī′antness, the state of being pliant: readiness to be influenced.—adj. Plī′ant, bending easily: flexible: tractable: easily influenced.—adv. Plī′antly. [Fr. pliable—L. plicāre, to fold.]
The numerical value of pliable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of pliable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of pliable in a Sentence
It keeps my muscles pliable.
Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.
Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.
Decisions are stubborn things, but debates about them are pliable.
The idea is that you never finish the list, and the list is pliable, and you are constantly adding and subtracting.
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Translations for pliable
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- biegsam, geschmeidigGerman
- notkea, taipuisaFinnish
- pliant, pliableFrench
- flessibile, adattabile, pieghevole, malleabile, modellabileItalian
- しなやか, 曲げやすいJapanese
- kōpēpē, kōngoheMāori
- flexível, moldável, maleávelPortuguese
- pliant, pliabilRomanian
- савитљив, savitljivSerbo-Croatian
- ohybný, poddajný, tvárnySlovak
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