Definition of pliability in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌplʌɪəˈbɪlɪti/


[mass noun]
The quality of being easily bent; flexibility: an excellent combination of strength, pliability, and elasticity
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  • Preferment should be based on merit and not pliability.
  • Her work has a similar pliability and its good to see her work in a major competition even if it is a relatively uninspiring painting.
  • It is also a useful barometer of the loyalty and pliability of Labour and Lib Dem back-benchers.

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