One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘at very high temperatures, rocks may become plastic’
malleable, mouldable, shapable, pliable, pliant, ductile, flexible, soft, workable, supple, bendable
2‘the plastic minds of young children’
impressionable, malleable, easily influenced, responsive, receptive, mouldable, pliable, pliant, flexible, compliant, tractable, manageable, controllable, docile, biddable, persuadable, susceptible, manipulable, influenceable
rare ductile, persuasible, suasible
3‘she smiled a little plastic smile’
artificial, false, synthetic, fake, superficial, pseudo, sham, bogus, ersatz, assumed, spurious, specious, unnatural, insincere
informal phoney, pretend
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