Origin of malleable
Examples from the Web for malleable
Even adults like to shoehorn their bottoms into a malleable rubber swing and take a ride down memory lane.
This gig, however, has its unique set of challenges around which to be malleable.Interactive Play ‘Queen of the Night’ Opens at Restored Diamond Horseshoe Club|Brian Spitulnik|December 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They see gun rights as insecure, malleable, and under constant attack.
Lapid may be malleable, but Bennett was without question on the hard-right, verging on undemocratic.
Reality, for Gingrich, is a malleable phenomenon—also, these days, a pretty astonishing one.
The creative energy of love demands an indetermined and malleable future.The Complex Vision|John Cowper Powys
At 150° it is malleable and can be rolled into thin sheets; at higher temperatures it again becomes very brittle.An Elementary Study of Chemistry|William McPherson
The latter works embrace a small manufactory of malleable iron, and the two together have seven blast furnaces.Western Worthies|J. Stephen Jeans
It was of malleable iron, and of the form shown in the accompanying figure.A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine|Robert H. Thurston
This is another of these malleable hallucinations which the patient had daily.Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology|C. G. Jung
British Dictionary definitions for malleable
Word Origin for malleable
Word Origin and History for malleable
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.