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Definitions for (adjective) pliant

Main entry: waxy, bendable, pliable, pliant Definition: capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking Usage: a flexible wire; a pliant young tree

Main entry: elastic, pliable, pliant, flexible Definition: able to adjust readily to different conditions Usage: an adaptable person; a flexible personality; an elastic clause in a contract

Main entry: malleable, tractile, tensile, ductile, pliable, pliant Definition: capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out Usage: ductile copper; malleable metals such as gold; they soaked the leather to made it pliable; pliant molten glass; made of highly tensile steel alloy

Main entry: plastic, pliant Definition: capable of being influenced or formed Usage: the plastic minds of children; a pliant nature