what is difference between fictile and pliable
Latin fictilus, from fictus (from fingere (“to shape, form, devise”)) + -ilis
- IPA(key): /ˈfɪktəl/, /ˈfɪktɪl/, /ˈfɪktaɪl/
fictile (comparative more fictile, superlative most fictile)
- Capable of being molded into the shape of an artifact or art work
- (of an art work or artifact) Molded of clay or earth
- (pottery) Of or relating to earthenware
- (figuratively) Capable of being led or directed
- pliable; see also Thesaurus:moldable
- nominative neuter singular of fictilis
- accusative neuter singular of fictilis
- vocative neuter singular of fictilis
- fictile in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper’s Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
- fictile in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
From Middle French, from Old French ploiable, from ploiier (“to fold”).
- IPA(key): /ˈplaɪəbəl/
- Rhymes: -aɪəbəl
pliable (comparative more pliable, superlative most pliable)
- Soft, flexible, easily bent, formed, shaped, or molded.
- Easily persuaded; yielding to influence.
- (soft, flexible): lithy
- pliable in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- pliable in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- pliable at OneLook Dictionary Search
plier + -able
pliable (plural pliables)
- “pliable” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).