Few of his predecessors would have hesitated to take ruder methods with so unmalleable a piece of metal.
The materials she had to work upon, were stubborn and unmalleable.
But her qualities were like his own, tough and unmalleable, and in the midst of his anger he had admired her resolution.
The materials she had to work upon were stubborn and unmalleable.
It promotes the fusion of metals, but makes them all brittle and unmalleable.
But the course of events is sometimes a most unmalleable thing, as he was presently to learn.
It is deplorable in conjunction with an orchestra, for its harsh, hard, unmalleable tone never blends with other instruments.
He is a man of unmalleable habits, and wears his dress of the same fashion as that of twenty years ago.
late 14c., "capable of being shaped by hammering," from Middle French malleable and directly from Medieval Latin malleabilis, from malleare "to beat with a hammer," from Latin malleus "hammer" (see mallet). Figurative sense, of persons, "capable of being adapted" first recorded 1610s.
malleable mal·le·a·ble (māl'ē-ə-bəl)
Capable of being shaped or formed, as by hammering or pressure.
Easily controlled or influenced; tractable.
Capable of great deformation without breaking, when subject to compressive stress. Gold is the most malleable metal. Compare ductile.