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.
capable of being influenced or formed
"the plastic minds of children"; "a pliant nature"
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"
elastic, flexible, pliable, pliantadjective
able to adjust readily to different conditions
"an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract"
bendable, pliable, pliant, waxyadjective
capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking
"a flexible wire"; "a pliant young tree"
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In short, Beauty is everywhere. It is not that she is lacking to our eye, but our eyes which fail to perceive her. Beauty is character and expression. Well, there is nothing in nature which has more character than the human body. In its strength and its grace it evokes the most varied images. One moment it resembles a flower: the bending torso is the stalk; the breasts, the head, and the splendor of the hair answer to the blossoming of the corolla. The next moment it recalls the pliant creeper, or the proud and upright sapling.
He that cannot decidedly say, "No," when tempted to evil, is on the highway to ruin. He loses the respect even of those who would tempt him, and becomes but the pliant tool and victim of their evil designs.
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