pliant definition

  • adjective:
    • Easily bent or flexed; pliable. See Synonyms at malleable.
    • Easily modified or modified to fit conditions; adaptable.
    • Yielding readily to affect or domination; compliant.
    • with the capacity of plying or bending; easily yielding to force or pressure without busting; versatile; flexible; lithe; limber; plastic; because, a pliant thread; pliant wax.
    • quickly affected for good or evil; tractable; as, a pliant heart.
    • effective at plying or flexing; readily producing to force or pressure without breaking; versatile; flexible; lithe; limber; synthetic. Also made use of figuratively: Easily influenced once and for all or evil; tractable.
    • positive to pliancy.
    • able to adjust easily to different conditions
    • capable of being bent or flexed or turned without breaking
    • capable of being affected or created
    • capable of being formed or curved or slow
  • others:
    • Capable of being quickly curved; flexible; supple; limber; lithe: because, a pliant twig.
    • Easily bent or inclined to any certain training course; easily influenced permanently or wicked; an easy task to be persuaded; yielding.

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