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.
- Easily bent or flexed; pliable. See Synonyms at malleable.
- Easily altered or modified to fit conditions; adaptable.
- Yielding readily to influence or domination; compliant.