Pliant and Stiff


Pliant adjective - Able to bend easily without breaking.
Usage example: a pliant branch bent low with the weight of ripe fruit

Stiff is an antonym for pliant in topics: adaptable, yielding under physical pressure.

Nearby Words: pliable, pliancy


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

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

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