Simple Definition of pliable
: able to bend, fold, or twist easily
: too easily influenced or controlled by other people
Examples of pliable
Because the leather is pliable, it's easy to work with.
She sometimes takes advantage of her pliable parents.
Origin of pliable
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from plier to bend, fold — more at ply
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of pliable
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