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yielding

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of yielding

  1. 1 receiving or enduring without offering resistance <a person too yielding to even stand up for his own rights> Synonyms acquiescent, nonresistant, resigned, tolerant, tolerating, unresistant, passiveRelated Words forbearing, impassive, long-suffering, patient, stoic (or stoical), uncomplaining; agreeable, amenable, compliant, complying, conformable, conformist, docile, guidable, law-abiding, obedient, pliable, pliant, subordinate, tractable, willing; obeisant, submissive, surrendering; amiable, obliging; slavish, subservient; disciplined, governable, manageable; apathetic, uncaring, unresponsiveNear Antonyms defiant; contrary, contumacious, disobedient, froward, incompliant, insubordinate, insurgent, intractable, mutinous, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, restive, uncontrollable, ungovernable, unruly, untoward; balky, perverse, wayward, wrongheaded; headstrong, willful (or wilful); indomitable; undisciplined, unmanageable; dissident, nonconformistAntonyms protesting, resistant, resisting, unyielding

  2. 2 not stiff in structure <after sitting on a hard bench for hours, I was happy to sink into the sofa's yielding cushions> Synonyms droopy, flaccid, floppy, lank, limpRelated Words flabby, mushy, semisoft, soft, squashy, squishy; delicate, flimsy, insubstantial; elastic, flexible, lax, loose, pliant, relaxed, resilient, springy, stretchy, suppleNear Antonyms firm, hard, indurated, solid, sound, strong; brittle, crisp; compact, dense, substantialAntonyms inflexible, resilient, rigid, stiff, sturdy, tense





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