Definition of malleable in English:

malleable

Syllabification: mal·le·a·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈmalyəbəl, ˈmalēə-
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

malleability

Pronunciation: /ˌmalyəˈbilitē, ˌmalēə-/
noun
More example sentences
  • We will discuss the malleability of human nature.
  • The Inca, by contrast, valued ‘plasticity, malleability, and toughness.’
  • The cognitive psychologist Elizabeth Loftus has been vilified for publishing groundbreaking data on the malleability of memory.

malleably

adverb
More example sentences
  • But academic ability and/or intelligence is both spikier and more malleably constructed than such an analogy allows.
  • My heart gave in malleably like a raw piece of argil to the tender touch of his love.
  • Subsequently, the crop spread around Europe and Asia where it malleably transformed into the many cruciferous crops we know today.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'able to be hammered'): via Old French from medieval Latin malleabilis, from Latin malleus 'a hammer'.

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