Synonyms for Pliant:

adj.

adaptable (adjective)
flexible, limber, susceptible, amenable, malleable, ductile, supple, pliable, tractable, soft, yielding, elastic, plastic.
all (adjective)
plastic.
bendable (adjective)
supple.
compliant (adjective)
submissive.
elastic (adjective)
plastic, flexible, limber, springy, stretchy, resilient, elastic, malleable, lithe, buoyant, extensible, adaptable, mutable, supple.
fickle (adjective)
Permutable, fickle, volatile, mutable, unreliable, modifiable, plastic, undependable, flighty, indecisive, pliable, impulsive, fluctuating, malleable, changeable, inconstant.
impressionable (adjective)
persuadable.
lissom (adjective)
bendable.
manageable (adjective)
tractable.
soft (adjective)
soft, plastic, elastic, malleable, pliable, mushy, gentle, lithe, tractable, yielding.
suggestible (adjective)
suggestible.
willing (adjective)
plastic, biddable, persuadable, ready, assenting, tractable, susceptible, eager, submissive, cooperative, willing, pliable, yielding, flexible, compliant, acquiescent, receptive, earnest, malleable, tame, ductile, amenable, adaptable, agreeable.
yielding under influence (adjective)
compliant.
yielding under physical pressure (adjective)
adaptable.

n.

inclined, pleased/only too pleased to do something, obliging, prepared to do something, delighted, interested. flexuous, workable. adjustable, change, adaptive. suggestible. pliant (noun)
elastic, flexible, pliable, adaptable, flexile, bendable, plastic, impressionable, tensile, malleable, tractile, ductile, impressible.

Other synonyms:

adaptive, suggestible. flexuous, workable, adjustable.

Usage examples for pliant

  1. She stiffened to stubborn resistance- she unexpectedly became pliant and yielding and graceful, and voluptuous, while the music took on the dreamy tones of love. – Red Money by Fergus Hume
  2. How much more pliant and smooth and brilliant than English. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole