Pliable - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈplaɪəbl|  American pronunciation of the word pliable
Brit.  |ˈplʌɪəb(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word pliable

adjective

- susceptible to being led or directed (syn: fictile)
- capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out(syn: ductile, malleable, pliant, tensile, tractile)

they soaked the leather to made it pliable

- able to adjust readily to different conditions (syn: elastic, flexible, pliant)
- capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking (syn: bendable, pliant, waxy)

Examples

Because the leather is pliable, it's easy to work with.

She sometimes takes advantage of her pliable parents.

Senior officials would have preferred a more pliable government.

a shoe made of soft, pliable leather

they soaked the leather to made it pliable

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