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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pli·able /ˈplaɪəbəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pli·a·ble a.
 1. Capable of being plied, turned, or bent; easy to be bent; flexible; pliant; supple; limber; yielding; as, willow is a pliable plant.
 2. Flexible in disposition; readily yielding to influence, arguments, persuasion, or discipline; easy to be persuaded; -- sometimes in a bad sense; as, a pliable youth. Pliable she promised to be.”
 -- Pli*a*ble*ness, n. -- Pli*a*bly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: susceptible to being led or directed; "fictile masses of
             people ripe for propaganda" [syn: fictile]
      2: able to adjust readily to different conditions; "an
         adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic
         clause in a contract" [syn: elastic, flexible, pliant]
      3: capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking;
         "a flexible wire"; "a pliant young tree" [syn: bendable,
      4: 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" [syn: ductile, malleable,
          pliant, tensile, tractile]