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pliable - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pliable

(adj) susceptible to being led or directed
Synonyms : fictile
Example Sentence
  • fictile masses of people ripe for propaganda

(adj) capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
Synonyms : ductile , malleable , pliant , tensile , tractile
Example Sentence
  • ductile copper
  • malleable metals such as gold
  • they soaked the leather to made it pliable
  • pliant molten glass
  • made of highly tensile steel alloy

(adj) able to adjust readily to different conditions
Synonyms : elastic , flexible , pliant
Example Sentence
  • an adaptable person
  • a flexible personality
  • an elastic clause in a contract

(adj) capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking
Synonyms : bendable , pliant , waxy
Example Sentence
  • a flexible wire
  • a pliant young tree

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pliable

PLIER is a tool which is used for bending and twisting materials without breaking them. Therefore, PLIER operates on materials which are PLIABLE.
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by dushyant

pliable means liable to change
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by sukhraj

pliable sounds like applyable which can be applied anywhere that means flexible, adaptable
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by cp.jethani

plie-Plough(for farming) hence this rhymes with plougable...
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by devspring

pliable:- By application of power or force it liable or bound to change.
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by shaktipada

Pliable - Play-able we can flexibly play with it
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by ipavan57

pli+able... pli sounds as fly means we are able to fly only when we are not stubborn
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by sahith

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