Simple Definition of pliable
: able to bend, fold, or twist easily
: too easily influenced or controlled by other people
Examples of pliable in a sentence
Because the leather is pliable, it's easy to work with.
She sometimes takes advantage of her pliable parents.
Origin and Etymology of pliable
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from plier to bend, fold — more at ply
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of pliable
PLIABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of pliable for Students
1 : possible to bend without breaking
2 : easily influenced <a pliable teenager>
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