susceptible to being led or directed
"fictile masses of people ripe for propaganda"
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"
elastic, flexible, pliable, pliant(adj)
able to adjust readily to different conditions
"an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract"
bendable, pliable, pliant, waxy(adj)
capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking
"a flexible wire"; "a pliant young tree"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use pliable in a sentence?
Decisions are stubborn things, but debates about them are pliable.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone -- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
Carol Doda's Breasts are up there the way one imagines Electra's should have been, two incredible mammiform protrusions, no mere pliable mass of feminine tissues and fats there but living arterial sculpture––viscera spigot––great blown-up aureate morning glories.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. (Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.)
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
Translations for pliable
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- biegsam, geschmeidigGerman
- notkea, taipuisaFinnish
- pliant, pliableFrench
- flessibile, adattabile, pieghevole, malleabile, modellabileItalian
- しなやか, 曲げやすいJapanese
- kōpēpē, kōngoheMāori
- flexível, moldável, maleávelPortuguese
- pliant, pliabilRomanian
- савитљив, savitljivSerbo-Croatian
- ohybný, poddajný, tvárnySlovak
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