Pliancy



[plahy-uh nt] /ˈplaɪ ənt/

adjective
1.
bending readily; flexible; supple; adaptable:
She manipulated the pliant clay.
2.
easily influenced; yielding to others; compliant:
He has a pliant nature.
/ˈplaɪənt/
adjective
1.
easily bent; supple: a pliant young tree
2.
easily modified; adaptable; flexible: a pliant system
3.
yielding readily to influence; compliant
adj.

late 14c., from Old French ploiant “bending, supple; compliant, fickle,” as a noun, “turncoat” (13c.), present participle of ploier “to bend” (see ply (n.)). Figurative sense of “easily influenced” is from c.1400. Related: Pliancy.

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