Ductile vs Pliable - What's the difference?

ductile | pliable |


As adjectives the difference between ductile and pliable

is that ductile is capable of being pulled or stretched into thin wire by mechanical force without breaking while pliable is soft, flexible, easily bent, formed, shaped, or molded.

ductile

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Capable of being pulled or stretched into thin wire by mechanical force without breaking.
  • Molded easily into a new form.
  • (rare) Led easily; prone to follow.
  • Synonyms

    * (molded easily) flexible, plastic, pliant; see also * (led easily) tractable

    Antonyms

    * (capable of being pulled into thin wire) brittle

    Coordinate terms

    * malleable

    See also

    * elastic ----

    pliable

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • soft, flexible, easily bent, formed, shaped, or molded
  • You will find the clay perfectly pliable as long as it stays fairly moist.

    Synonyms

    * lithy

    Derived terms

    * pliableness * pliably