fictile vs pliable what difference

what is difference between fictile and pliable

English

Etymology

Latin fictilus, from fictus (from fingere (to shape, form, devise)) + -ilis

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɪktəl/, /ˈfɪktɪl/, /ˈfɪktaɪl/

Adjective

fictile (comparative more fictile, superlative most fictile)

  1. Capable of being molded into the shape of an artifact or art work
  2. (of an art work or artifact) Molded of clay or earth
  3. (pottery) Of or relating to earthenware
  4. (figuratively) Capable of being led or directed

Synonyms

  • pliable; see also Thesaurus:moldable

Translations


Latin

Adjective

fictile

  1. nominative neuter singular of fictilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of fictilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of fictilis

References

  • 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


English

Etymology

From Middle French, from Old French ploiable, from ploiier (to fold).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈplaɪəbəl/
  • Rhymes: -aɪəbəl

Adjective

pliable (comparative more pliable, superlative most pliable)

  1. Soft, flexible, easily bent, formed, shaped, or molded.
  2. Easily persuaded; yielding to influence.

Synonyms

  • (soft, flexible): lithy

Derived terms

  • pliableness
  • pliably

Related terms

  • pliability
  • pliancy
  • pliant
  • ply

Translations

Further reading

  • 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

French

Etymology

plier +‎ -able

Pronunciation

Adjective

pliable (plural pliables)

  1. pliable

Further reading

  • “pliable” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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