Definition of Pliancy

1. Noun. The property of being pliant and flexible.

Exact synonyms: Pliantness, Suppleness
Generic synonyms: Bendability, Pliability
Derivative terms: Pliant, Pliant, Pliant, Pliant, Supple



2. Noun. Adaptability of mind or character. "He increased the leanness and suppleness of the organization"
Exact synonyms: Pliability, Pliantness, Suppleness
Generic synonyms: Adaptability
Derivative terms: Pliable, Pliant, Pliant, Pliant, Pliant, Supple

Definition of Pliancy

1. n. The quality or state of being pliant in sense; as, the pliancy of a rod.

Definition of Pliancy

1. Noun. The quality of being pliant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pliancy

1. the quality of being pliant [n -CIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pliancy

plexus venosus vertebralis
plexus venosus vesicalis
plexus vertebralis
plexus vesicalis
plexus vesicalis inferior
plexuses
pleyt
pleyts
pliabilities
pliability
pliable
pliableness
pliablenesses
pliably
pliancies
pliancy (current term)
pliant
pliantly
pliantness
pliantnesses
plica
plica aryepiglottica
plica axillaris
plica caecalis vascularis
plica chordae tympani
plica choroidea
plica duodenalis inferior
plica duodenalis superior
plica duodenojejunalis
plica duodenomesocolica

Literary usage of Pliancy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"... to the temper, the resolution, or the principles; but pliancy is applied to the principles or the conduct dependent upon those principles; suppleness, ..."

2. Management and Feeding of Sheep by Thomas Shaw (1914)
"Softness or pliancy in wool—Softness or pliancy in wool, ... Softness or pliancy in wool can only be measured by the sense of touch, hence the difficulty of ..."

3. The Physical Basis of Immortality by Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell (1876)
"The pliancy of all structures.—Many varieties of crystalline modification.—pliancy of form in organic and in crystalline structures. ..."

4. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1876)
"The pleasure which you so hotly and eagerly pursue in the chase, consists in the pliancy, and in your own apprehension. What a vain thing is it to seek for ..."

5. History of the Second War Between the United States of America and Great by Charles Jared Ingersoll (1852)
"... and the rise of his brilliant successor, Scott, displaying his powerful talents and obsequious pliancy by masterly vindication of sea despotism, ..."

6. Israel Among the Nations: A Study of the Jews and Antisemitism by Anatole Leroy-Beaulieu, Frances Hellman (1895)
"... the Money-Changer and the Rabbi—The Lucidity, Precision, and pliancy of his Mind—How Study has ever been Honoured by the Jews—With them Education was ..."

7. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"... to the temper, the resolution, or the principles; but pliancy is applied to the principles or the conduct dependent upon those principles; suppleness, ..."

8. Management and Feeding of Sheep by Thomas Shaw (1914)
"Softness or pliancy in wool—Softness or pliancy in wool, ... Softness or pliancy in wool can only be measured by the sense of touch, hence the difficulty of ..."

9. The Physical Basis of Immortality by Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell (1876)
"The pliancy of all structures.—Many varieties of crystalline modification.—pliancy of form in organic and in crystalline structures. ..."

10. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1876)
"The pleasure which you so hotly and eagerly pursue in the chase, consists in the pliancy, and in your own apprehension. What a vain thing is it to seek for ..."

11. History of the Second War Between the United States of America and Great by Charles Jared Ingersoll (1852)
"... and the rise of his brilliant successor, Scott, displaying his powerful talents and obsequious pliancy by masterly vindication of sea despotism, ..."

12. Israel Among the Nations: A Study of the Jews and Antisemitism by Anatole Leroy-Beaulieu, Frances Hellman (1895)
"... the Money-Changer and the Rabbi—The Lucidity, Precision, and pliancy of his Mind—How Study has ever been Honoured by the Jews—With them Education was ..."

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