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pliable

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of pliable

  1. 1 able to bend easily without breaking <the wooden strips become more pliable if they are first soaked in water> Synonyms bendy [chiefly British], flexible, limber, lissome (also lissom), lithe, lithesome, willowy, pliant, suppleRelated Words adaptable, ductile, elastic, fluid, kneadable, malleable, modifiable, plastic, variable, yielding; droopy, flaccid, floppy, limp; semiflexibleNear Antonyms inelastic, nonmalleable, unyielding; breakable, brittle, fragileAntonyms inflexible, rigid, stiff, stiffened

  2. 2 capable of being readily changed <with such iffy weather, we had to keep our vacation schedule fairly pliable> Synonyms adaptable, adjustable, alterable, changeable, elastic, fluid, malleable, modifiable, flexible, variableRelated Words changing, fluctuating, inconstant, labile, unstable, unsteady, varying, versatileNear Antonyms constant, stable, steady, unchanging, uniform, unvaryingAntonyms established, fixed, immutable, inelastic, inflexible, invariable, nonmalleable, ramrod, set, unadaptable, unalterable, unbudgeable, unchangeable


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