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

     

    pliable

     adjective
    adjective
    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 Origin late Middle English: from French, from plier ‘to bend’, from Latin plicare ‘to fold’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pliable