pliability, n. 1. flexibility, flexility, bendability, pliancy; suppleness, litheness, softness, limberness, lissomeness; malleability, plasticity, tractility, ductility, flaccidity; elasticity, stretch, stretchability; give, spring, springiness, resilience.
2. persuasibility, persuadableness, susceptibility, impressionability, impressibility; yieldingness, willingness, readiness, amenability, agreeability; adaptability, conformability, adjustability, adjustableness, tracta-bility, tractableness, compliancy, compliance; passiveness, passivity, docility, obedience, deference, submissiveness, manageability.
pliable, adj. 1. flexible, flexile, flexuous, bendable, pliant; elastic, supple, lithe, limber, willowy, lissome; malleable, extensile, extensible, ductile, tractile, plastic, stretchable; bending, shapable, moldable, fictile.
2. persuasible, persuadable, suasible, susceptible, impressionable, impressible; responsive, receptive, sensitive, influenceable; yielding, willing, amenable, agreeable; adaptable, adjustable, resilient, movable, mobile; compliant, tractable, manageable, governable, corrigible, domitable; formable, teachable, educable, trainable, tamable, domesticable; passive, submissive, deferential, docile, obedient.
pliers, n. long-nosed pliers, snub-nosed pliers, extractor; pincers, pinchers, nippers, tweezers, forceps, tongs.
plight1, n. condition, state, shape, situation, position, circumstances; predicament, dilemma, quandary, strait; juncture, crisis, emergency, extremity, exigency, pinch, Inf. squeeze; Inf. pickle, hole, bind, doublebind, tight spot, box, corner, embarrassing situation; scrape, Inf. jam, Inf. fix, trouble, SI. hot water, hornet's nest; problem, difficulty, stumbling block, complication; fine kettle of fish, pretty pass, pretty state of affairs, fine mess, Inf fine how-do-you-do, awkward situation, ticklish or delicate situation; muddle, jumble, tangle, mix-up, confusion; catch-22, vicious circle; cul-de-sac, deadend, impasse, standstill, stalemate, deadlock.
plight2, v. affiance, betroth, promise to marry, become engaged to; pledge, promise, give one's solemn word or promise, give one's word of honor, vow; engage, bind, oblige, obligate; state on one's honor, swear to, state under oath; assure, offer assurance, asseverate, avouch, aver, affirm.
plod, v. 1. trudge, pace, tramp, walk heavily, lumber, Inf. galumph; drag oneself along, move laboriously, shuffle, shamble, drag one's feet; walk on or over, tread, step on, stamp, Inf. stomp, crush, trample.
2. drudge, work or work hard, toil, moil, labor, Brit. fag; grub, grind, work one's fingers to the bone, slave or slave away, work like a slave, work like a Trojan, SI. kill oneself; work day and night, burn the midnight oil, burn the candle at both ends, overdo, overwork, overexert oneself; sweat, struggle, SI. beat one's brains out; work at, make an effort, apply oneself to, work away at, Inf. go at or to it; peg away at, Inf. plug away at, Inf. hack away at, hammer away at, Inf. bang away at, pound away at; Inf chip away at, Inf. peck away at, Inf. go at or attack bit by bit or one piece at a time; go slowly but surely, carry on, continue, keep trying, keep one's nose to the grindstone, keep one's shoulder to the wheel; persevere, stick to or at or with it, persist, hang or hold on, SI. hang in there, keep at it, keep doggedly at it; force oneself, push oneself, make oneself, exert oneself, strain oneself; do what has to be done, see [s.t.] through, see [s.t.] through to the finish, not give up, never say die.
plop, v. 1. drop, fall, plump, Inf. plunk, throw, toss; thud, thump, bump, slap, smack, hit, strike.