malleable
[ mal-ee-uh-buhl ]
next word >>
Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Late-Middle English; from the Old French, from the medieval Latin malleabilis, from Latin malleus "a hammer"
Synonyms
    1.
  • supple workable
    2.
  • flexible adaptable
Antonyms
    1.
  • stiff inflexible
    2.
  • rigid firm unadaptable
Definition
1. capable of being extended or shaped by hammering or by pressure
2. adaptable or tractable
Examples
1. A) She had worried the clay wouldn't be sufficiently malleable, but was pleasantly surprised. B) Gold is one of the most malleable metals, which only adds to its value.
2. A) Her personality was malleable, easily influenced by others for better and for worse. B) I didn't expect him to be so malleable about the frequent schedule shifts.
Usage Over Time

Stay Connected

Sign up to receive the word of the day, sent straight to your inbox.

By submitting this form, you are agreeing to our Terms of Use.