pliancy

  • 1 Pliancy — Pli an*cy, n. The quality or state of being pliant in sense; as, the pliancy of a rod. Avaunt all specious pliancy of mind. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 pliancy — index amenability, compliance, credulity, discipline (obedience) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 pliancy — pliant ► ADJECTIVE ▪ pliable. DERIVATIVES pliancy noun pliantly adverb …

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  • 4 pliancy — noun Date: 1632 the quality or state of being pliant …

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  • 5 pliancy — See pliant. * * * …

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  • 6 pliancy — noun The quality of being pliant …

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

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  • 8 pliancy — pli·an·cy || plaɪənsɪ n. flexibility; being bendable; being easily influenced …

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  • 9 pliancy — n. 1. See pliability. 2. Docility, readiness to be influenced, ductility …

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  • 10 pliancy — pli·an·cy …

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

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  • 12 pliant — pliancy, pliantness, n. pliantly, adv. /pluy euhnt/, adj. 1. bending readily; flexible; supple; adaptable: She manipulated the pliant clay. 2. easily influenced; yielding to others; compliant: He has a pliant nature. [1300 50; ME < OF, prp. of… …

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

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  • 14 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) …

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

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  • 16 ductility — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. malleability, elasticity, pliancy; see flexibility 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or state of being flexible: bounce, elasticity, flexibility, flexibleness, give, malleability, malleableness, plasticity,… …

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  • 17 flexibility — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Pliability] Syn. pliancy, plasticity, flexibleness, pliableness, suppleness, elasticity, flaccidity, extensibility, limberness, litheness. 2. [Tractability] Syn. compliance, affability, complaisance, versatility; see… …

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  • 18 plasticity — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. mobility, pliancy, resilience; see flexibility 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or state of being flexible: bounce, ductility, elasticity, flexibility, flexibleness, give, malleability, malleableness,… …

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  • 19 Softness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Softness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 softness softness pliableness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 flexibility flexibility Sgm: N 1 pliancy pliancy pliability Sgm: N 1 sequacity sequacity malleability …

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  • 20 Irresolution — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Irresolution >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 irresolution irresolution infirmity of purpose indecision Sgm: N 1 indetermination indetermination undetermination Sgm: N 1 unsettlement unsettlement Sgm: N 1 uncertainty… …

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