What does the word pliant mean?

    Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Easily bent; yielding.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Pliantness.

Usage examples for pliant

  1. Ruth picked up the dishes; it was something really delicate to see her scrape them clean, with a pliant knife, as a painter might cleanse his palette,- we had, in fact, a palette- knife that we kept for this use when we washed our own dishes,- and then set them in piles and groups before mother, on the pembroke- table. – We Girls: A Home Story by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  2. " But let the scoundrel take care; for if his cooking be bad, if his bed be hard, his wine less than three years in bottle, and his waiter be not as pliant as a reed"- " There! – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  3. For a moment her soft hair brushed his ear, and a light scent from her neck suggested he keep her pliant form close to him a little longer than necessary. – A Fine Fix by R. C. Noll