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pliable (adj.)

late 14c., "easy to be bent, readily yielding to force or pressure without rupture," from Old French ploiable "flexible, bendable," from plier "to bend," from Latin plicare "to fold, lay" (from PIE root *plek- "to plait"). The figurative sense of "flexible in disposition, readily yielding to influence or argument" is by late 15c. Related: Pliably, pliability.

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Definitions of pliable from WordNet

pliable (adj.)
susceptible to being led or directed;
Synonyms: fictile
pliable (adj.)
capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out;
they soaked the leather to made it pliable
Synonyms: ductile / malleable / pliant / tensile / tractile
pliable (adj.)
able to adjust readily to different conditions;
Synonyms: elastic / flexible / pliant
pliable (adj.)
capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking;
Synonyms: bendable / pliant / waxy
From wordnet.princeton.edu