Definition of unpliant in US English:

unpliant

adjective

  • 1Not easily influenced or persuaded; obstinate, stubborn; unconforming.

  • 2Not easily bent or changed in shape; stiff, rigid, inflexible.

  • 3Not adaptable to different purposes, changing circumstances, etc.; not showing adaptability or versatility.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Robert Record (c1512–1558), mathematician. From un- + pliant.

Pronunciation

unpliant

/(ˌ)ʌnˈplʌɪənt/