Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: pliable
IPA transcription: [pl'aɪəbəl]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: bendable, pliable, pliant, waxy
    Meaning: capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking; "a flexible wire"; "a pliant young tree"
  • Synonyms: elastic, flexible, pliable, pliant
    Meaning: able to adjust readily to different conditions; "an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract"
  • Synonyms: ductile, malleable, pliable, pliant, tensile, tractile
    Meaning: capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out; "ductile copper"; "malleable metals such as gold"; "they soaked the leather to made it pliable"; "pliant molten glass"; "made of highly tensile steel alloy"
  • Synonyms: fictile, pliable
    Meaning: susceptible to being led or directed; "fictile masses of people ripe for propaganda"
Usage examples
  • This was all the religion that poor Pliable ever had.
  • Obstinate's foul tongue has almost made Pliable a Christian.
  • 'My heart really inclines to go with my neighbour,' said Pliable next.
  • But Pliable had not knowledge enough of himself to make him ever despond.
  • 'Civil men,' says Thomas Goodwin, 'are this world's saints.' And poor Pliable was one of them.
  • 'Don't revile,' are the first words that come from Pliable's lips, and they are not unpromising words.
  • Let all public men tempted and afflicted with a facile, pliable, time-serving heart have honest Brodie at their elbow.
  • When one's body is young, it is very pliable, and hard work will mould it like putty according to the nature of the work.
  • Our Lord's short preliminary description of Pliable goes, like all His descriptions, to the very bottom of the whole matter.