Pliant - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈplaɪənt|  American pronunciation of the word pliant
Brit.  |ˈplʌɪənt|  British pronunciation of the word pliant

adjective

- capable of being influenced or formed(syn: plastic)

a pliant nature

- capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out(syn: ductile, malleable, pliable, tensile, tractile)

pliant molten glass

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

a pliant young tree

Examples

a pliant Congress that will do whatever the President wants

...a pliant branch bent low with the weight of ripe fruit...

Isabel was pliant in his arms.

Pliant judges have been a problem in the past.

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