nonmalleable

adjective
non·​mal·​lea·​ble | \ ˌnän-ˈma-lē-ə-bəl How to pronounce nonmalleable (audio) , -ˈmal-yə-bəl, -ˈma-lə-bəl \

Definition of nonmalleable

: incapable of being shaped or altered : not malleable nonmalleable cast-iron pipe fittings … he berates conventional views that animals … have a fixed, nonmalleable nature.— Robert A. Segal

First Known Use of nonmalleable

1829, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About nonmalleable

Time Traveler for nonmalleable

Time Traveler

The first known use of nonmalleable was in 1829

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near nonmalleable

nonmalignant

nonmalleable

nonmammalian

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for nonmalleable

Cite this Entry

“Nonmalleable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonmalleable. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on nonmalleable

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for nonmalleable

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Which Word Does Not Belong?

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!