Capable of plying or bending; readily yielding to force or pressure without breaking; flexible; pliable; lithe; limber; plastic; as, a pliant thread; pliant wax. Also used figuratively: Easily influenced for good or evil; tractable; as, a pliant heart.
capable of being influenced or formed; "the plastic minds of children"; "a pliant nature"
able to adjust readily to different conditions; "an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract"
capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking; "a flexible wire"; "a pliant young tree"
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"