Definition of pliant adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    pliant

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈplaɪənt//
     
     
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  1. 1soft and able to bend easily the pliant body of a dancer pliant materials
  2. 2(sometimes disapproving) willing to accept change; easy to influence or control He was deposed and replaced by a more pliant successor. The government wanted to make the press more pliant.
NAmE//ˈplaɪənsi//
 
noun [uncountable]
 
adverb
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