The definition of pliable is a person or thing that bends or is easily influenced.
Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs:
Easily stretched without breaking or lowering in material strength. Gold is relatively ductile at room temperature, and most metals become more ductile with increasing temperature.
Adaptable to changing circumstances:
Made of a plastic or plastics:
Winding or wavering
Able to spring back to its original size, shape, or position after being stretched, squeezed, flexed, expanded, etc.; flexible; springy
Readily influenced by suggestion:
Able to adapt
The definition of adaptable is someone or something that can be conformed to fit different situations.
Easily affected by impressions; esp., capable of being influenced intellectually, emotionally, or morally; sensitive
Hard to bend or stretch; rigid; firm; not flexible or pliant
Scrupulously or severely maintained or performed; rigorous or harsh:
Capable of adapting or being adapted
Capable of being stretched or extended; ductile.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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