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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking; Able to adjust readily to different conditions; Capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out; Capable of being influenced or formed.

Usage examples (37)
  • Plants are born tender and pliant.
  • I coined pliant software development in protest.
  • He got the name of a "pliant" doctor and now has a medical card.
  • The pliant, whipping branches emphasized his caution. for more
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