3. impressionable, impressible, malleable, pliable, pliant, flexible; yielding, compliant, waxy, persuadable, tractable, manageable, governable, docile; susceptible, receptive, responsive, sensitive, open, unformed, undeveloped, inexperienced; amenable, agreeable, easy, easy to lead, without a mind of one's own, spineless, wishy-washy.
plasticity, n. malleability, flexibility, pliability, sup pleness, adaptability, versatility; tractability, manageability, docility, trainability; susceptibility, receptiveness, responsiveness, openness.
plat1, n. 1. plot, lot, tract, patch, parcel, piece; yard, enclosure, close; quadrant, field, quarter, square.
2. map, chart, plan, diagram, outline; figure, delineation, drawing, tracing, sketch.
plat2, v. plait, braid, weave, wreathe, twist, pleach, plash; intertwine, entwine, interweave, interlace, interknit; fold, enfold, gather, double over, tuck,
plate, n. 1. dish, platter, dinner plate, Archaic.
trencher, Archaic, charger; saucer, paten, disk;
2. course, dish, service; portion, serving, helping, second helping.
3. sheet, panel, pane, slab; ply, flap, slat, table; layer, leaf, lamina, plating; covering, coating, coat, foil, peel, patina.
4. shield, armor, shell, Zool. lorica, carapace, Ento-mol. scutum, Bot. epicarp, Anat., Zool. theca.
5. illustration, frontispiece, print, lithograph, zinco-graph; impression, intaglio, engraving, etching, imprint.
-v. 6. coat, cover, overlay, face, back, enamel, veneer; gild, silver, nickel, platinize, electroplate, anodize.
plateau, n.1. highland, tableland, table, mesa, upland; elevated plain, bench, berm.
2. lull, relief, respite, letup, resting point, quiet spell, break, interim.
3. level, grade, plane, rung, degree, stair, step; interval, period, space, measure.
platform, n. 1.. stand, stage, dais, estrade; scaffold, emplacement, Archit. perron; catafalque; rostrum, pulpit, podium, bema, tribune, floor; soapbox, stump, hustings.
2. landing, deck, landing stage.
3. program, plank, principles, creed; plan, plan of action, policy, course, position, line; position paper, campaign promises.
platitude, n. 1. cliche, truism, commonplace, saying, phrase; Inf. bromide, Sl. chestnut, banality; Inf. drugstore philosophy, old story, twice-told tale, old saw, old song, familiar tune; hackneyed expression, triviality, prosaicism, stereotyped expression.
2. triteness, banality, insipidity, vapidity, inanity; dullness, plainness, flatness, monotony, uninventiveness; unimaginativeness, matter-of-factness, prosaicness; unoriginality, staleness, Sl. corniness, Sl. squareness.
platitudinous, adj. 1. sententious, proverbial, aphoristic, axiomatic, gnomic; formulistic, epigrammatic, pithy, terse.
2. hackneyed, cliche, stereotyped, overworked, commonplace, common; trite, banal, truistic, Sl. old hat, Inf. bromidic, set, stock, familiar; stale, dull, flat, dry, warmed-over, vapid, insipid, jejune; moldy, musty, moth-eaten, threadbare, timeworn, worn-out; unimaginative, uninventive, cut and dried, matter-of-fact, Sl. square, Sl. corny.
platonic, adj. (all of love) nonphysical, spiritual, un-fleshy, incorporeal; ideal, idealistic, transcendent; philosophical, contemplative; rational, objective, intellectual; cool, dispassionate, tranquil, serene, calm.