Capable of adapting or of being adapted.
Readily bent, folded, or manipulated; pliant:
The definition of pliable is a person or thing that bends or is easily influenced.
Capable of being shaped or formed, as by hammering or pressure:
Producing a good yield; productive
Able to bend the body easily; supple; lithe
Made of a plastic or plastics:
Ready and willing to be taught; teachable.
Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs:
Relating to rock or other materials that are capable of withstanding a certain amount of force by changing form before fracturing or breaking.
Able to spring back to its original size, shape, or position after being stretched, squeezed, flexed, expanded, etc.; flexible; springy
Of pottery or ceramics
Easily bent; supple.
That can be managed; controllable, tractable, contrivable, etc.
Winding or wavering
Able to adapt
Capable of receiving an impression:
Readily influenced by suggestion:
Capable of adapting or being adapted
(Med.) Designating, of, or characterized by degeneration resulting from the deposit of an insoluble, waxlike substance in an organ
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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