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1. pliant

adjective. ['ˈplaɪənt'] capable of being influenced or formed.

Synonyms

  • impressionable
  • impressible
  • waxy

Antonyms

  • unorganized
  • brassbound
  • inexorable
  • rock-ribbed

Etymology

  • pliant (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Pliant

  • supergiant
  • reliant
  • obryant
  • o'bryant
  • obriant
  • o'briant
  • defiant
  • client
  • bryant
  • briant
  • alliant
  • wyant
  • wiant
  • giant

Example sentences of the word pliant


1. Adjective
Apply polish in the same circular motions until the leather is soft and pliant.

2. Noun, singular or mass
These bacteria help keep the skin smooth and pliant, and the gut bacteria help humans digest their food.

2. pliant

adjective. ['ˈplaɪənt'] capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking.

Synonyms

  • flexible
  • bendable
  • waxy
  • pliable

Antonyms

  • intractable
  • unsusceptible
  • inelastic
  • uncompromising

Etymology

  • pliant (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. pliant

adjective. ['ˈplaɪənt'] able to adjust readily to different conditions.

Synonyms

  • flexible
  • elastic
  • pliable

Antonyms

  • colorful
  • destructive
  • amorphous
  • formless

Etymology

  • pliant (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. pliant

adjective. ['ˈplaɪənt'] capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out.

Synonyms

  • ductile
  • formed
  • tractile
  • pliable
  • malleable

Antonyms

  • unshaped
  • unshapen
  • shapeless
  • unorganised

Etymology

  • pliant (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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