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pliable

[ plahy-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈplaɪ ə bəl /
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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

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English, from French, equivalent to pli(er) “to fold, bend” (see 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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