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synonyms for pliable

  • docile
  • flexible
  • limber
  • malleable
  • manageable
  • pliant
  • spongy
  • supple
  • compliant
  • ductile
  • easily led
  • easy
  • impressionable
  • lithe
  • manipulable
  • moldable
  • obedient
  • plastic
  • putty
  • receptive
  • responsive
  • rolling with the punches
  • submissive
  • susceptible
  • tractable
  • yielding
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antonyms for pliable

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  • hard
  • inflexible
  • obstinate
  • rigid
  • stiff
  • stubborn
  • unyielding
  • unadaptable
  • unbendable
  • unpliable
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How to use pliable in a sentence

Steam or griddle your tortillas until they’re soft and pliable.
THESE GRILLED CORN AND ZUCCHINI TACOS WILL DELIGHT YOU WITH LAYERS OF FLAVORDANIELA GALARZASEPTEMBER 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
At a Wednesday news conference, Turner and allies warned that the campaign against her was funded by corporate-friendly conservatives who wanted a pliable member of Congress.
THE TRAILER: WHO SPONSORED THIS MESSAGE? WHY YOU'RE SEEING SO MANY ADS SO FAR FROM THE MIDTERMS.DAVID WEIGELJULY 29, 2021WASHINGTON POST
About 10 minutes before assembling the pie, remove the second disk of pie crust dough from the refrigerator to allow it to soften and become more pliable.
THIS SOUR CHERRY PIE IS SUMMER’S ULTIMATE DESSERTDANIELA GALARZAJULY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Taking inspiration from marine animals that gracefully maneuver through their surroundings—the octopus is a favorite—scientists tapped silicone and other pliable materials to build soft structures that can stretch and move with ease.
THIS SOFT ROBOT STINGRAY JUST EXPLORED THE DEEPEST POINT IN THE OCEANSHELLY FANMARCH 9, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
It was soft and pliable, and of such a texture that it could be washed easier than anything else, either paper or cloth.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
He showed his shrewdness in thus dealing with this pliable and deeply affectionate nature.
THE CIRCULAR STUDYANNA KATHARINE GREEN
Nothing else except silver or gold would be tough enough as well as pliable enough for the purpose.
LETTERS OF LT.-COL. GEORGE BRENTON LAURIEGEORGE BRENTON LAURIE
About 15 minutes of soaking will be sufficient to make them pliable enough to bend over at right angles.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
In silence he thrust his beechwood tablets into his pocket, and picked his pliable scaler's rule from the corner.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
His genial, shifty, pliable, and yet persistent personality was forced to humour obstacles and to fawn on circumstance.
THE MEMOIRS OF COUNT CARLO GOZZI; VOLUME THE FIRSTCOUNT CARLO GOZZI
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