pliable Definition

  • 1easily bent, flexible
  • 2easily influenced or persuaded

Using pliable: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "pliable" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The clay is pliable and easy to shape.

  • Example

    He is a pliable person who can be easily convinced.

  • Example

    The company's policies are not pliable and cannot be changed easily.

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Phrases with pliable

  • easily influenced or controlled


    The new employee was pliant and pliable, always following the orders of his boss.

  • a material that can be easily shaped or molded


    The artist used pliable materials like clay and wax to create his sculptures.

  • a personality that is easily influenced or persuaded


    She has a pliable personality and often changes her opinions based on what others say.

Origins of pliable

from Old French 'plie', meaning 'to bend'


Summary: pliable in Brief

The term 'pliable' [ˈplaɪəbl] refers to something that is easily bent or flexible, such as pliable material. It can also refer to a person who is easily influenced or persuaded, exemplified by 'He is a pliable person who can be easily convinced.' 'Pliable' is a formal term that can be replaced with 'flexible' or 'adaptable.'

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