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Able to bend the body easily; limber; supple
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  1. Able to bend the body easily; limber; supple
  2. Readily bending or twisting the body without injury:
  3. Capable of being bent or flexed; pliable:
Easily bent or flexed; pliable.
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  1. Easily bent or flexed; pliable.
  2. Easily altered or modified to fit conditions; adaptable:
  3. Capable of plying or bending; readily yielding to force or pressure without breaking; flexible; pliable; lithe; limber; plastic; as, a pliant thread; pliant wax.
Relating to or dealing with shaping or modeling:
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  1. Relating to or dealing with shaping or modeling:
  2. Made of a plastic or plastics:
  3. Capable of being shaped or formed:
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.
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  1. 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.
  2. Relating to rock or other materials that are capable of withstanding a certain amount of force by changing form before fracturing or breaking.
  3. Easily molded; plastic; pliant
That can be hammered, pounded, or pressed into various shapes without breaking
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  1. That can be hammered, pounded, or pressed into various shapes without breaking
  2. Capable of great deformation without breaking, when subject to compressive stress . Gold is the most malleable metal.
  3. Capable of being shaped or formed, as by hammering or pressure:
  1. Flexible, pliant, bendable.
  2. Able to bend the body easily; supple; lithe
  3. Easily bent; flexible; pliant
Able to bend and move easily and nimbly; lithe; limber
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  1. Able to bend and move easily and nimbly; lithe; limber
  2. Readily bent, folded, or manipulated; pliant:
  3. Easily bent or twisted; flexible; pliant
Quick to recover, as from disappointment; resilient:
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  1. Quick to recover, as from disappointment; resilient:
  2. (Economics) Of, relating to, or being a good for which changes in price have a large effect on the quantity demanded or supplied.
  3. Easily resuming original size or shape after being stretched or otherwise deformed; flexible.
Able to be bent or flexed or twisted without breaking.
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  1. Able to be bent or flexed or twisted without breaking.
Capable of being put into effective operation; practicable or feasible:
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  1. Capable of being put into effective operation; practicable or feasible:
  2. Capable of being worked, dealt with, or handled:
  3. Capable of functioning.
Easily handled or worked; malleable.
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  1. Easily handled or worked; malleable.
(Figuratively) Easily influenced for good or evil; tractable; as, a pliant heart.
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  1. (Figuratively) Easily influenced for good or evil; tractable; as, a pliant heart.
  2. Easily altered or modified to fit conditions; adaptable:
  3. Capable of plying or bending; readily yielding to force or pressure without breaking; flexible; pliable; lithe; limber; plastic; as, a pliant thread; pliant wax.
Ready and willing to be taught; teachable.
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  1. Ready and willing to be taught; teachable.
  2. Yielding to supervision, direction, or management; tractable.
  3. Easy to manage or discipline; submissive
(--- Medicine) Properly following a prescribed course of treatment:
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  1. (--- Medicine) Properly following a prescribed course of treatment:
  2. Inclined or willing to comply; obedient:
  3. Complying or tending to comply; yielding; submissive
Easily persuaded, convinced or manipulated
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  1. Easily persuaded, convinced or manipulated
  1. Persuadable
  2. Capable of being persuaded; persuadable.
Capable of or qualified for receiving.
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  1. Capable of or qualified for receiving.
  2. Ready or willing to receive favorably:
  3. Inclined to the favorable reception of a request, suggestion, etc.
Suitable for, or able to be subjected to manipulation.
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  1. Suitable for, or able to be subjected to manipulation.
  2. Gullible or susceptible to persuasion.
  3. Possible to manipulate:
Able to adjust oneself to new or changed circumstances
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  1. Able to adjust oneself to new or changed circumstances
  2. Capable of adapting or of being adapted.
  3. That can be adapted or made suitable
Readily bending or twisting the body without injury:
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  1. Readily bending or twisting the body without injury:
  2. Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs:
  3. Capable of being bent or flexed; pliable:
Capable of great deformation without breaking, when subject to compressive stress . Gold is the most malleable metal.
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  1. Capable of great deformation without breaking, when subject to compressive stress . Gold is the most malleable metal.
  2. Capable of being shaped or formed, as by hammering or pressure:
  3. Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs:
Producing a good yield; productive
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  1. Producing a good yield; productive
  2. Inclined to give way to pressure, argument, or influence; docile.
  3. Bending easily; flexible
Disposed or willing to acquiesce.
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  1. Disposed or willing to acquiesce.
  2. Acquiescing; agreeing or consenting without protest
Capable of being managed or controlled:
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  1. Capable of being managed or controlled:
  2. That can be managed; controllable, tractable, contrivable, etc.
  3. Capable of being managed; governable; tractable; subservient.
Readily or easily influenced; suggestible:
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  1. Readily or easily influenced; suggestible:
  2. Susceptible of impression; capable of receiving impressions; emotional.
  3. Easily affected by impressions; esp., capable of being influenced intellectually, emotionally, or morally; sensitive
Unsure of how to act or proceed; undecided.
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  1. Unsure of how to act or proceed; undecided.
  2. Indecisive or lacking in resolution
  3. Not resolute; wavering in decision, purpose, or opinion; indecisive; vacillating
Easily drawn into wire or hammered thin:
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  1. Easily drawn into wire or hammered thin:
  2. Relating to rock or other materials that are capable of withstanding a certain amount of force by changing form before fracturing or breaking.
  3. Easily molded; plastic; pliant
Able to bend the body easily; limber; supple
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  1. Able to bend the body easily; limber; supple
  2. Readily bending or twisting the body without injury:
  3. Capable of being bent or flexed; pliable:
Flexible; pliant; mobile
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  1. Flexible; pliant; mobile
  2. Capable of being repeatedly flexed without breaking
  3. Flexible.
Winding or wavering
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  1. Winding or wavering
  2. Bending or winding alternately from side to side; sinuous.
That can be hammered, pounded, or pressed into various shapes without breaking
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  1. That can be hammered, pounded, or pressed into various shapes without breaking
  2. Capable of great deformation without breaking, when subject to compressive stress . Gold is the most malleable metal.
  3. Capable of being shaped or formed, as by hammering or pressure:
Alternative spelling of mouldable.
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  1. Alternative spelling of mouldable.
Relating to or dealing with shaping or modeling:
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  1. Relating to or dealing with shaping or modeling:
  2. Made of a plastic or plastics:
  3. Capable of being shaped or formed:
(Figuratively) Easily influenced for good or evil; tractable; as, a pliant heart.
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  1. (Figuratively) Easily influenced for good or evil; tractable; as, a pliant heart.
  2. Easily altered or modified to fit conditions; adaptable:
  3. Capable of plying or bending; readily yielding to force or pressure without breaking; flexible; pliable; lithe; limber; plastic; as, a pliant thread; pliant wax.
Able to bend and move easily and nimbly; lithe; limber
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  1. Able to bend and move easily and nimbly; lithe; limber
  2. Readily bent, folded, or manipulated; pliant:
  3. Easily bent or twisted; flexible; pliant
Practicable; feasible
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  1. Practicable; feasible
  2. Capable of functioning.
  3. Capable of being worked, dealt with, or handled:
Able to adjust oneself to new or changed circumstances
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  1. Able to adjust oneself to new or changed circumstances
  2. Capable of adapting or of being adapted.
  3. That can be adapted or made suitable
Capable of being adapted or of adapting; susceptible of or undergoing accordant change.
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  1. Capable of being adapted or of adapting; susceptible of or undergoing accordant change.
  2. Readily capable of adapting or of being adapted:
  3. Of, pertaining to, characterized by or showing adaptation; making or made fit or suitable.
(Economics) Of, relating to, or being a good for which changes in price have a large effect on the quantity demanded or supplied.
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  1. (Economics) Of, relating to, or being a good for which changes in price have a large effect on the quantity demanded or supplied.
  2. Quick to recover, as from disappointment; resilient:
  3. Easily resuming original size or shape after being stretched or otherwise deformed; flexible.
Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs:
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  1. Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs:
  2. Adjustable to change; capable of modification
  3. Capable of being bent or flexed; pliable:
Capable of great deformation without breaking, when subject to compressive stress . Gold is the most malleable metal.
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  1. Capable of great deformation without breaking, when subject to compressive stress . Gold is the most malleable metal.
  2. Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs:
  3. Capable of being shaped or formed, as by hammering or pressure:
(Figuratively) Easily influenced for good or evil; tractable; as, a pliant heart.
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  1. (Figuratively) Easily influenced for good or evil; tractable; as, a pliant heart.
  2. Capable of plying or bending; readily yielding to force or pressure without breaking; flexible; pliable; lithe; limber; plastic; as, a pliant thread; pliant wax.
  3. Easily altered or modified to fit conditions; adaptable:
Readily bent, folded, or manipulated; pliant:
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  1. Readily bent, folded, or manipulated; pliant:
  2. Able to bend and move easily and nimbly; lithe; limber
  3. Easily bent or twisted; flexible; pliant
Easily drawn into wire or hammered thin:
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  1. Easily drawn into wire or hammered thin:
  2. Relating to rock or other materials that are capable of withstanding a certain amount of force by changing form before fracturing or breaking.
  3. Easily molded; plastic; pliant
Quick to recover, as from disappointment; resilient:
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  1. Quick to recover, as from disappointment; resilient:
  2. (Economics) Of, relating to, or being a good for which changes in price have a large effect on the quantity demanded or supplied.
  3. Easily resuming original size or shape after being stretched or otherwise deformed; flexible.
Able to bend the body easily; limber; supple
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  1. Able to bend the body easily; limber; supple
  2. Readily bending or twisting the body without injury:
  3. Capable of being bent or flexed; pliable:
Flexible; pliant; mobile
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  1. Flexible; pliant; mobile
  2. Capable of being repeatedly flexed without breaking
  3. Flexible.
Readily or easily influenced; suggestible:
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  1. Readily or easily influenced; suggestible:
  2. Easily affected by impressions; esp., capable of being influenced intellectually, emotionally, or morally; sensitive
  3. Capable of receiving an impression:
That can be hammered, pounded, or pressed into various shapes without breaking
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  1. That can be hammered, pounded, or pressed into various shapes without breaking
  2. Capable of great deformation without breaking, when subject to compressive stress . Gold is the most malleable metal.
  3. Capable of being shaped or formed, as by hammering or pressure:
Relating to or dealing with shaping or modeling:
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  1. Relating to or dealing with shaping or modeling:
  2. Made of a plastic or plastics:
  3. Capable of being shaped or formed:
(Figuratively) Easily influenced for good or evil; tractable; as, a pliant heart.
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  1. (Figuratively) Easily influenced for good or evil; tractable; as, a pliant heart.
  2. Easily altered or modified to fit conditions; adaptable:
  3. Capable of plying or bending; readily yielding to force or pressure without breaking; flexible; pliable; lithe; limber; plastic; as, a pliant thread; pliant wax.
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  1. Susceptible to influence by suggestion.
  2. That can be suggested
  3. Readily influenced by suggestion, often, specif., through hypnosis
Able to bend and move easily and nimbly; lithe; limber
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  1. Able to bend and move easily and nimbly; lithe; limber
  2. Easily bent or twisted; flexible; pliant
  3. Readily bent, folded, or manipulated; pliant:

Synonym Study

  • at a malleable age
  • Malleable is used of that which can be hammered, beaten, or pressed into various forms and figuratively suggests a readiness to be trained, changed, molded, etc. copper is malleable as well as ductile
  • Ductile applies to that which can be finely drawn or stretched out, as copper, and figuratively suggests being easily led
  • Plastic is used of substances, such as plaster or clay, that can be molded into various forms which are retained upon hardening, and figuratively suggests an impressionable quality
  • Pliable and pliant both imply a capability of being easily bent, suggesting the suppleness of a wooden switch and, figuratively, a yielding nature or adaptability
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