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February 23, 2008
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Saturday, 23rd February 2008 : Today's Word is ...

Malleable



( Adjective )



Pronunciation : mαllee-ab'l


Definition



1. describes a metal or other substance that can be shaped or bent without breaking

2. easily persuaded or influenced by others

3. easily influenced

4. able to adjust to changing circumstances

5. capable of great deformation without breaking, when subject to compressive stress


Etymology:


14th century - Old French - Latin - malleus - hammer


Synonyms


soft, supple, flexible, bendy, pliable, ductile, plastic, impressionable, compliant, acquiescent, manipulable, biddable, persuadable, pliable


Antonyms


firm, rigid, stiff


Contextual Examples:


• Lead is quite a malleable metal and can be easily pounded flat.

• The malleable mind of the pragmatist will always overcome this social problems.

• This metal, in fact, is the most tenacious, the most ductile, and the most malleable and consequently suitable for all moulding operations.

• The malleable mind of a child is the source of inspiration for us to change ourselves.


Related Words:


• malleability : Noun

• malleableness : Noun

• malleably : Adverb


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