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Definition of pliant:

  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.
  2. Favorable to pliancy.
  3. The quality or state of being pliant in sense; as, the pliancy of a rod.

Synonyms:

flexile, malleable, compromising, plastic, elastic, adjustable, waxy, waxen, fictile, adaptable, impressible, whippy, bendable, ductile, workable, tractile, bendable, obedient, suggestible, change, waxlike, conciliatory, adaptive, docile, manageable, formative, flexuous, flexible, tensile, teachable, shaping, impressionable, moldable, pliable.

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