yielding

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adjective yield·ing \ˈyēl-diŋ\

Definition of yielding

  1. 1 :  productive a high-yielding wheat

  2. 2 :  lacking rigidity or stiffness :  flexible

  3. 3 :  disposed to submit or comply a docile and yielding temperament

Examples of yielding in a Sentence

  1. She has a gentle, yielding temperament.

  2. The seat was made with a soft and yielding material.

1533

First Known Use of yielding

1533


YIELDING Defined for English Language Learners

yielding

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adjective yield·ing \ˈyēl-diŋ\

Definition of yielding for English Language Learners

  • : 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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