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pliable

pli·a·ble

pliable

 
pronunciation:
plaI bl
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: easily bent; flexible; malleable.
Knead the clay until it is pliable enough to work with.
 
synonyms:
flexible, lithe, plastic, supple, yielding
antonyms:
rigid
similar words:
ductile, limber, malleable, pliant, soft, tractable
definition 2: easily influenced by others; irresolute.
He's too pliable to be relied on.
synonyms:
flexible, impressionable, pliant, suggestible, susceptible
antonyms:
obdurate, obstinate, rigid
similar words:
docile, ductile, irresolute, malleable, passive, receptive, soft, submissive, tractable, vulnerable
definition 3: reacting easily to changing conditions; adaptable.
pliable policies
synonyms:
accommodative, adaptable, adjustable, elastic, flexible, supple
antonyms:
rigid
derivations: pliably (adv.), pliability (n.), pliableness (n.)