Synonyms for (adjective) pliant

Synonyms: waxy, bendable, pliable, pliant

Definition: capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking

Usage: a flexible wire; a pliant young tree

Similar words: flexible, flexile

Definition: able to flex; able to bend easily

Usage: slim flexible birches


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: adaptable

Definition: capable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use

Usage: to succeed one must be adaptable; the frame was adaptable to cloth bolts of different widths


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: formed

Definition: having or given a form or shape


Synonyms: plastic, pliant

Definition: capable of being influenced or formed

Usage: the plastic minds of children; a pliant nature

Similar words: waxy, impressible, impressionable

Definition: easily impressed or influenced

Usage: an impressionable youngster; an impressionable age; a waxy mind