yielding

[ yeel-ding ]
/ ˈyil dɪŋ /

adjective

inclined to give in; submissive; compliant: a timid, yielding man.
tending to give way, especially under pressure; flexible; supple; pliable: a yielding mattress.
(of a crop, soil, etc.) producing a yield; productive.

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Origin of yielding

1300–50; Middle English: owing; see yield, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM yielding

yield·ing·ly, adverbyield·ing·ness, nounnon·yield·ing, adjectiveun·yield·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for yielding

yielding
/ (ˈjiːldɪŋ) /

adjective

compliant, submissive, or flexible
pliable or softa yielding material

Derived forms of yielding

yieldingly, adverbyieldingness, noun
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