adjective \ˈplī-ənt\

: able to bend without breaking

: able to move freely

: too easily influenced or controlled by other people

Full Definition of PLIANT

:  pliable 1a
:  easily influenced :  yielding
:  suitable for varied uses
pli·ant·ly adverb
pli·ant·ness noun

Examples of PLIANT

  1. a pliant Congress that will do whatever the President wants
  2. <a pliant branch bent low with the weight of ripe fruit>

First Known Use of PLIANT

14th century

Rhymes with PLIANT


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