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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: plier; PLIERS

pliable

adjective
     
pli‧a‧ble
1 able to bend without breaking or cracking:
a shoe made of soft, pliable leather
2 easily influenced and controlled by other people:
Senior officials would have preferred a more pliable government.
pliability noun [uncountable]

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