pliant Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “pliant” in the English Dictionary

"pliant" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈplaɪ.ənt/

pliant adjective (PERSON)

Pliant ​people are ​easilyinfluenced or ​controlled by other ​people: I don't ​think it's a good thing for ​children to be too pliant. being ​able and ​willing to ​acceptchange or new ​ideas: The ​management has ​adopted a more pliant ​position, and has ​agreed to ​listen to the staff's ​requests.

pliant adjective (SUBSTANCE)

able to ​bendeasily without ​breaking: These ​toys are made of pliant ​rubber, so they won't ​break.
noun [U] uk   us   /-ə
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of pliant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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