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Synonyms for pliable
ˈplaɪ ə bəlpli·able

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fictile, pliableadjective

    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, tractileadjective

    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, pliantadjective

    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, waxyadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pliableadjective

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

  2. pliableadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pliableadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    impliable, inflexible

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  1. List of paraphrases for "pliable":

    flexible

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How to use pliable in a sentence?

  1. Scott Allen:

    People form brand loyalties and they stick with them, but the younger generation is a lot more pliable, and the younger generation is looking for solutions, they're looking for products that meet their needs and their niche, and I think companies are going to recognize that they really have to look forward, not just being stagnant, not just being complacent with what they have.

  2. Mark Twain:

    Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.

  3. unknown:

    Truth can not be manipulated in the slightest. It is the perception of truth that is pliable. To dismiss truth as a fairy tale is the endeavor of the fool.

  4. 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.

  5. Laurence J. Peter:

    Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.


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