Pli"ant (?), a. [F. pliant, p. pr. of plier to bend. See Ply, v.]
Capable of plying or bending; readily yielding to force or pressure without breaking; flexible; pliable; lithe; limber; plastic; as, a pliant thread; pliant wax. Also used figuratively: Easily influenced for good or evil; tractable; as, a pliant heart.
The will was then ductile and pliant to right reason.
Favorable to pliancy.
[R.] "A pliant
-- Pli"ant*ly, adv. -- Pli"ant*ness, n.
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