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Dictionary definition for: Pliant

1. (s) capable of being influenced or formed; "the plastic minds of children" "a pliant nature"

2. (s) able to adjust readily to different conditions; "an adaptable person" "a flexible personality" "an elastic clause in a contract"

3. (s) capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking; "a flexible wire" "a pliant young tree"

4. (s) capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out; "ductile copper" "malleable metals such as gold" "they soaked the leather to made it pliable" "pliant molten glass" "made of highly tensile steel alloy"

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