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Definition of "pliable" [pli•a•ble]

  • Easily bent or shaped. See Synonyms at malleable. (adjective)
  • Receptive to change; adaptable: pliable attitudes. (adjective)
  • Easily influenced, persuaded, or swayed; tractable. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pliable" in a sentence
  • "OLEDs come in pliable, layered sheets which conduct and emit light, making them great for screens and display monitors."
  • "She likes that these younger players are more " pliable, " a quality that she came to miss as her WNBA career continued."
  • "Furthermore, the fact that Washington's goal in Iraq is complete control of that territory either directly or via some kind of pliable government seems to indicate that the mercenaries will be there awhile."