pliable

[plahy-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
easily bent; flexible; supple: pliable leather.
2.
easily influenced or persuaded; yielding: the pliable mind of youth.
3.
adjusting readily to change; adaptable.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < French, equivalent to pli(er) to ply2 + -able -able

pliability, pliableness, noun
pliably, adverb
nonpliability, noun
nonpliable, adjective
nonpliableness, noun
nonpliably, adverb
unpliable, adjective
unpliableness, noun
unpliably, adverb
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pliable (ˈplaɪəbəl)
 
adj
easily moulded, bent, influenced, or altered
 
plia'bility
 
n
 
'pliableness
 
n
 
'pliably
 
adv

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pliable
late 15c., from O.Fr. pliable "flexible," from plier "to bend" (see ply (n.)).
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Example sentences
All fibers except fiber rush can be soaked in water to increase pliability.
Skin creams can help maintain skin softness and pliability.
The pliability of her expressions launches the film under the sign of her unique talents.
His hands and fingers flexed on her waist, as though testing its pliability.
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