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

 pli·ant /ˈplaɪənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pli·ant a.
 1. 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.
    The will was then ductile and pliant to right reason.   --South.
 2. Favorable to pliancy. [R.] “A pliant hour.” --Shak. -- Pli*ant*ly, adv. -- Pli*ant*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: capable of being influenced or formed; "the plastic minds of
             children"; "a pliant nature" [syn: plastic]
      2: able to adjust readily to different conditions; "an
         adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic
         clause in a contract" [syn: elastic, flexible, pliable]
      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,
          pliable, tensile, tractile]