Definition for PLI'ANT

PLI'ANT, a. [Fr.]

  1. That may be easily bent; readily yielding to force or pressure without breaking; flexible; flexile; lithe; limber; as, a pliant thread. – Spectator.
  2. That may be easily formed or molded to a different shape; as, pliant wax.
  3. Easily yielding to moral influence; easy to be persuaded; ductile. The will was then more ductile and pliant to right reason. – South.

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