English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'pliant'

(adjective) 
Definition
easily influenced
She's proud and stubborn under that pliant exterior.
Synonyms
,
susceptible
He was unusually susceptible to flattery.
, ,
adaptable
We hope to make the workforce more adaptable and skilled.
, ,
yielding
His personality was sometimes prickly, sometimes yielding.
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pliable
The president was pliable and easily influenced.
,
easily led
,
tractable
He could easily manage his tractable younger brother.
, ,
persuadable
,
influenceable
(adjective) 
Definition
easily bent
pliant young willows
Synonyms
flexible
brushes with long, flexible bristles
,
plastic
The mud is as soft and plastic as butter.
,
supple
The leather is supple and sturdy enough to last for years.
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lithe
His walk was lithe and graceful.
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pliable
The baskets are made with young, pliable spruce roots.
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tensile
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bendy
, ,
bendable

Additional synonyms

in the sense of adaptable
We hope to make the workforce more adaptable and skilled.
Synonyms
modifiable,
alterable
in the sense of lithe
Definition
attractively graceful and supple in movement
His walk was lithe and graceful.
in the sense of manageable
Synonyms
controllable,
governable,
tamable

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