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Meaning of PLIABLE

Pronunciation:  'plIubul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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"
  2. [adj]  capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking; "a flexible wire"; "a pliant young tree"
  3. [adj]  able to adjust readily to different conditions; "an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract"
  4. [adj]  susceptible to being led or directed; "fictile masses of people ripe for propaganda"

PLIABLE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: adaptable, bendable, ductile, elastic, fictile, flexible, flexile, malleable, pliant, susceptible, tensile, tractile



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pli"a*ble\, a. [F., fr. plier to bend, to fold. See
{Ply}, v.]
1. Capable of being plied, turned, or bent; easy to be bent;
   flexible; pliant; supple; limber; yielding; as, willow is
   a pliable plant.

2. Flexible in disposition; readily yielding to influence,
   arguments, persuasion, or discipline; easy to be
   persuaded; -- sometimes in a bad sense; as, a pliable
   youth. ``Pliable she promised to be.'' --Dr. H. More. --
   {Pli"a*ble*ness}, n. -- {Pli"a*bly}, adv.

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