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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 for "pliable":

    flexible

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How to use pliable in a sentence?

  1. Mark Twain:

    Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.

  2. Phil Keoghan:

    The idea is that you never finish the list, and the list is pliable, and you are constantly adding and subtracting.

  3. Bette Davis:

    Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone - but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.

  4. Danny Amendola:

    It keeps my muscles pliable.

  5. Tom Wolfe:

    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.

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