Pli"a*ble (?), a. [F., fr. plier to bend, to fold. See Ply, v.]


Capable of being plied, turned, or bent; easy to be bent; flexible; pliant; supple; limber; yielding; as, willow is a pliable plant.


Flexible in disposition; readily yielding to influence, arguments, persuasion, or discipline; easy to be persuaded; -- sometimes in a bad sense; as, a pliable youth.

"Pliable she promised to be."

Dr. H. More.

-- Pli"a*ble*ness, n. -- Pli"a*bly, adv.


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