pliable

[ plahy-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈplaɪ ə bəl /

adjective

easily bent; flexible; supple: pliable leather.
easily influenced or persuaded; yielding: the pliable mind of youth.
adjusting readily to change; adaptable.

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Origin of pliable

1425–75; late Middle English < French, equivalent to pli(er) to ply2 + -able -able

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British Dictionary definitions for pliable

pliable
/ (ˈplaɪəbəl) /

adjective

easily moulded, bent, influenced, or altered

Derived forms of pliable

pliability or pliableness, nounpliably, adverb
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