pliant

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From Old French ploiant, present participle of ploiier (to fold).

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pliant (comparative more pliant, superlative most pliant)

  1. Capable of plying or bending; readily yielding to force or pressure without breaking; flexible; pliable; lithe; limber; plastic; as, a pliant thread; pliant wax.
  2. (figuratively) Easily influenced for good or evil; tractable; as, a pliant heart.

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pliant

  1. Present participle of plier.

Adjective[edit]

pliant m (feminine pliante, masculine plural pliants, feminine plural pliantes)

  1. pliant
    Sa mère a acheté un vélo pliant. - His mother bought a folding bicycle.

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