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pliant
as in:  a pliant individual


He has a pliant nature.
  able to adjust readily to different conditions

or less commonly:

susceptible to being led or directed
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pliant pliancy
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Synonym Comparison:  Compliant, pliant, and pliable can be used interchangeably in this sense. Pliant might be best for one who can adjust to changing circumstances. Compliant would be the best choice to indicate one who obeys authority. Pliable is the best choice for one who is easily influenced.
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  • He has a pliant nature.
  • The manner of this gentleman was distinguished by a pliant grace and courtesy unknown to the present generation.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  Man And Wife
  • "By force of reason too," returned the pliant secretary.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Barnaby Rudge - A Tale Of The Riots Of ’Eighty
  • I grew pliant as a reed under his kindness.
    Bronte, Charlotte  --  Jane Eyre

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  • Her heart must be just as soft, her temper just as free from angles, her character just as pliant.
    Eliot, George  --  Adam Bede
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Associated words [difficulty]:   pliant [6] , compliance [1] , pliable [6] , pliable [6] , compliant [7] , compliant [7]
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