pliantness
noun see pliant

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pliantness — Pliant Pli ant, a. [F. pliant, p. pr. of plier to bend. See {Ply}, v.] 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. Also used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pliantness — See pliancy. * * * …   Universalium

  • pliantness — noun The state or quality of being pliant …   Wiktionary

  • pliantness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or state of being flexible: bounce, ductility, elasticity, flexibility, flexibleness, give, malleability, malleableness, plasticity, pliability, pliableness, pliancy, resilience, resiliency, spring,… …   English dictionary for students

  • pliantness — plaɪəntnɪs n. flexibility, quality of being bendable, quality of being limber …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pliantness — noun 1. the property of being pliant and flexible • Syn: ↑pliancy, ↑suppleness • Derivationally related forms: ↑supple (for: ↑suppleness), ↑pliant, ↑pliant ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • pliancy — noun 1. the property of being pliant and flexible • Syn: ↑pliantness, ↑suppleness • Derivationally related forms: ↑supple (for: ↑suppleness), ↑pliant (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • suppleness — noun 1. the gracefulness of a person or animal that is flexible and supple (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑lissomeness, ↑litheness • Derivationally related forms: ↑supple, ↑lithe (for: ↑litheness) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pliability — noun 1. the property of being easily bent without breaking • Syn: ↑bendability • Derivationally related forms: ↑pliable, ↑bendable (for: ↑bendability) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pliant — adjective Date: 14th century 1. pliable 1a 2. easily influenced ; yielding 3. suitable for varied uses Synonyms: see plastic • pliantly adverb • pliantness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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