Part of speech: noun

Flexibility. pliableness.

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Usage examples "pliability":

  1. This odd mixture of exaggerated self- confidence, mismeasurement of forces, and pliability to external influences could not but be baleful in one of the leaders of an assembly composed, as was the Paris Conference, of men each with his own particular ax to grind and impressible only to high moral authority or overwhelming military force. - "The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference", Emile Joseph Dillon.
  2. The process of kneading seems to impart an evenness to the minute air- cells, a fineness of texture, and a tenderness and pliability to the whole substance, that can be gained in no other way. - "The American Woman's Home", Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe.
  3. Each fiber of all muscles owes its pliability to that yielding septum- washer, that gives all muscles help to glide over and around all adjacent muscles and ligaments, without friction or jar. - "Philosophy of Osteopathy", Andrew T. Still.