Pliable Definition

Easily bent or molded; flexible.
Webster's New World
Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs.
A pliable policy.
American Heritage
Easily influenced or persuaded; tractable.
Webster's New World
Adjusting readily; adaptable.
Webster's New World

Origin of Pliable

  • From Middle English, from Old French pliant, from Latin plicare (“fold").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from plier to bend pliant

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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