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pliant

adjective (PERSON)    /ˈplaɪ.ənt/
Pliant people are easily influenced or controlled by other people: I don't think it's a good thing for children to be too pliant.Weakness and vulnerability being able and willing to accept change or new ideas: The management has adopted a more pliant position, and has agreed to listen to the staff's requests.Adapting and modifying ChangingAdapting and attuning to something pliancy     /-ən.si/ noun [U] Flexible, loose and yielding pliantly     /-li/ adverb Flexible, loose and yielding
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