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pliability

[ plahy-uh-bil-i-tee ]
/ ˌplaɪ əˈbɪl ɪ ti /
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noun
the quality of being easily bent without breaking; flexibility: Sweet grass was favored by Native American basket makers for its sweet smell, pliability, and durability.
the quality of adjusting readily to change; adaptability: Education should take advantage of the pliability of a child's mind and encourage a sense of curiosity.
the quality of being easily influenced or persuaded:Recent political appointments have been based not on merit, competency, or ability, but on the candidate’s pliability, uncritical loyalty, and toadying behavior.
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Rarely pli·a·ble·ness [plahy-uh-buhl-nis] /ˈplaɪ ə bəl nɪs/ .

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OTHER WORDS FROM pliability

non·pli·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·pli·a·ble·ness, nounun·pli·a·ble·ness, noun

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