Pliable and Stiff


Pliable adjective - Able to bend easily without breaking.
Usage example: the wooden strips become more pliable if they are first soaked in water

Stiff is an antonym for pliable in topics: flexible, bendable.

Nearby Words: pliant, pliability, pliably


Stiff adjective - Incapable of or highly resistant to bending.
Usage example: use a stiff piece of paper for the project

Pliable is an antonym for stiff in topics: inflexible, difficult, hard, extreme.

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