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Meaning of PLIANT

Pronunciation:  'plIunt

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]  capable of being influenced or formed; "the plastic minds of children"; "a pliant nature"

PLIANT is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: adaptable, bendable, ductile, elastic, flexible, flexile, impressible, impressionable, malleable, plastic, pliable, tensile, tractile



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pli"ant\, a. [F. pliant, p. pr. of plier to bend. See
{Ply}, v.]
1. Capable of plying or bending; readily yielding to force or
   pressure without breaking; flexible; pliable; lithe;
   limber; plastic; as, a pliant thread; pliant wax. Also
   used figuratively: Easily influenced for good or evil;
   tractable; as, a pliant heart.

         The will was then ductile and pliant to right
         reason.                               --South.

2. Favorable to pliancy. [R.] ``A pliant hour.'' --Shak. --
   {Pli"ant*ly}, adv. -- {Pli"ant*ness}, n.

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