yield·​ing | \ ˈyēl-diŋ How to pronounce yielding (audio) \

Definition of yielding

1 : productive a high-yielding wheat
2 : lacking rigidity or stiffness : flexible
3 : disposed to submit or comply a docile and yielding temperament

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Examples of yielding in a Sentence

She has a gentle, yielding temperament. The seat was made with a soft and yielding material.

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As for the food, the first courses were promising — the updated Waldorf aromatic and refreshing, the gumbo spicy — but the overly yielding sandwiches seemed designed for the gumming capacities of an aging demographic. Fox, Town & Country, "A Table for Mr. Fox," 21 Nov. 2012 At the same time, persistent demand for higher yielding bonds has helped the 10-year yield stay within a narrow range, seldom reaching above 2.4%. Daniel Kruger, WSJ, "U.S. Government-Bond Prices Fall on Signs of Progress on Tax-Cut Plan," 18 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of yielding

1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of yielding was in 1533

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English Language Learners Definition of yielding

: tending to do or willing to do what other people want
: producing an indicated amount of something
: bending or stretching easily : not rigid or stiff

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to form ideas or theories about something

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