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Synonyms for pliable
ˈplaɪ ə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fictile, pliable(adj)

    susceptible to being led or directed

    "fictile masses of people ripe for propaganda"

    Synonyms:
    bendable, flexible, tractile, moldable, elastic, pliant, ductile, plastic, waxy, tensile, malleable, fictile

    Antonyms:
    unformed, insusceptible, inflexible, unsusceptible, unadaptable

  2. ductile, malleable, pliable, pliant, tensile, tractile(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"

    Synonyms:
    bendable, flexible, tractile, elastic, pliant, ductile, plastic, waxy, tensile, malleable, fictile

    Antonyms:
    unformed, unsusceptible, inflexible, unadaptable, insusceptible

  3. elastic, flexible, pliable, pliant(adj)

    able to adjust readily to different conditions

    "an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract"

    Synonyms:
    conciliatory, bendable, flexible, tractile, waxy, elastic, pliant, ductile, compromising, tensile, whippy, malleable, flexile, fictile, plastic

    Antonyms:
    insusceptible, unadaptable, unsusceptible, inflexible, unformed

  4. bendable, pliable, pliant, waxy(adj)

    capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking

    "a flexible wire"; "a pliant young tree"

    Synonyms:
    impressionable, bendable, waxlike, flexible, tractile, waxen, elastic, impressible, pliant, ductile, plastic, waxy, tensile, malleable, fictile

    Antonyms:
    insusceptible, unsusceptible, inflexible, unformed, unadaptable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pliable

    One who is docile is easily taught; one who is tractable is easily led; one who is pliant is easily bent in any direction; compliant represents one as inclined or persuaded to agreement with another's will. Compare DUTY.

    Synonyms:
    amenable, compliant, docile, gentle, manageable, obedient, pliant, submissive, tame, teachable, tractable, yielding

    Antonyms:
    determined, dogged, firm, inflexible, intractable, obstinate, opinionated, resolute, self-willed, stubborn, unyielding, wilful

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pliable

    Synonyms:
    flexible, supple, limber, like, ductile, yielding, manageable, facile, lithe, pliant

    Antonyms:
    stiff, stubborn, brittle, unbending, unyielding, unmanageable, inexorable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pliable(a.)

    Synonyms:
    flexible, flexile, pliant, supple, limber, lithe, lithesome, easily bent

  2. pliable(a.)

    Synonyms:
    compliant, yielding, manageable, tractable, DOUGH-FACED, easily persuaded

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pliable(a)

    Synonyms:
    flexible, pliant, supple, limber, lithesome, lithe, flexile, malleable, irresolute, yielding, facile, compliant

    Antonyms:
    impliable, inflexible

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    flexible

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