pliable

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 /ˈplaɪəbəl/



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
pli•a•ble /ˈplaɪəbəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. easily bent; flexible;
    supple:soft, pliable leather.
  2. easily influenced or persuaded;
    yielding:He's especially pliable after a few drinks.
pli•a•bil•i•ty /ˌplaɪəˈbɪlɪti/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]See -plic-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
pli•a•ble  (plīə bəl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. easily bent;
    flexible;
    supple:pliable leather.
  2. easily influenced or persuaded;
    yielding:the pliable mind of youth.
  3. adjusting readily to change;
    adaptable.
pli′a•bili•ty, plia•ble•ness, n. 
plia•bly, adv. 
  • French, equivalent. to pli(er) to ply2 + -able -able
  • late Middle English 1425–75


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

pliable /ˈplaɪəbəl/ adj
  1. easily moulded, bent, influenced, or altered

ˌpliaˈbility, ˈpliableness n ˈpliably adv



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