Pliable



[plahy-uh-buh l] /ˈplaɪ ə bəl/

adjective
1.
easily bent; flexible; supple:
pliable leather.
2.
easily influenced or persuaded; yielding:
the pliable mind of youth.
3.
adjusting readily to change; adaptable.
/ˈplaɪəbəl/
adjective
1.
easily moulded, bent, influenced, or altered
adj.

late 14c., from Old French ploiable “flexible, bendable,” from plier “to bend” (see ply (n.)). Related: Pliably, pliability.

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