Definition for PLI'A-BLE

PLI'A-BLE, a. [Fr. from plier, to bend, to fold; L. plico, Gr. πλεκω, W. plygu, It. piegare, to fold; pieghevole, pliable.]

  1. Easy to be bent; that readily yields to pressure without rupture; flexible; as, willow is a pliable plant.
  2. Flexible in disposition; readily yielding to moral influence, arguments, persuasion or discipline; as, a pliable youth.

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