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pliable

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2 meanings
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1  —as in:
a pliable individual
Definition susceptible to being led or directed

or less commonly:

able to adjust readily to different conditions
  • They have been more pliable in their negotiations since the elections.
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She wants everyone to be pliable and easy to control.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • pliable = easily led or directed
  • You'll find him not so pliable as you calculate upon...
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • She felt an immense need of some one to speak to, and she had never before seen any one who seemed so quick and pliable, so likely to understand everything.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch

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2  —as in:
a pliable material
Definition capable of being bent (or perhaps shaped) without breaking
  • It is more pliable when it's heated.
pliable = capable of being bent
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • It is a pliable plastic.
  • pliable = capable of being bent
  • They soaked the leather to make it pliable.
  • pliable = capable of being bent or molded
  • They treat PVC with phthalates to make it more pliable.
  • pliable = capable of being bent
  • Your father, on the other hand, favored a mahogany wand. Eleven inches. Pliable. A little more power and excellent for transfiguration.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • pliable = capable of being bent without breaking
  • Then he tried the sinew again and found it pliable.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • pliable = capable of being bent
  • The soil was damp and pliable.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • pliable = capable of being shaped without breaking
  • I need to climb as high as possible, but the branch I'm aiming for is short and looks pliable. I put my foot on it, testing its strength. It bends, but holds.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • pliable = capable of being bent without breaking
  • The problems were compliant, pliable; they yielded to my manipulations, forming into solutions, one after the other.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • pliable = able to be shaped
  • Well, if they COULD not, it was not their fault: you cannot expect stone to be as pliable as clay.
    Anne Bronte  --  Agnes Grey

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