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Synonyms for pliable
ˈplaɪ ə bəlpli·able

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  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.

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

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

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  1. pliable

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

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

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  1. fictile, pliableadjective

    susceptible to being led or directed

    "fictile masses of people ripe for propaganda"

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

    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"

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

    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"

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

    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"

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

    insusceptible, unsusceptible, inflexible, unformed, unadaptable

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. pliableadjective

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

  2. pliableadjective

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

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  1. pliableadjective

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

    impliable, inflexible

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  1. Phil Keoghan:

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

  2. Mark Twain:

    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. (Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.)

  3. Mark Twain:

    Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.

  4. 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.

  5. Quentin Crisp:

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

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