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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: , present participle of plier; PLIERS

pliant

adjective
     
pli‧ant
1 soft and moving easily in the way that you want:
Isabel was pliant in his arms.
her pliant lips
2 easily influenced and controlled by other people:
Pliant judges have been a problem in the past.
pliantly adverb
pliancy noun [uncountable]

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