Definition of pliable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈplaɪəbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈplaɪəbl//
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  1. 1easy to bend without breaking synonym flexible The plant has long pliable stems.
  2. 2(of people) easy to influence or control synonym impressionable He’d always thought of her as pliable.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from French, from plier ‘to bend’, from Latin plicare ‘to fold’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pliable