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.
Recent Examples on the Web Did Philip consider the modern world too thin, too soft, and too yielding for his taste? Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "Prince Philip’s Death and the Last Embers of British Stoicism," 9 Apr. 2021 Shorter-term bonds are less affected by a move in longer-term interest rates, and lower credit quality, higher yielding bonds are typically impacted less. Mark Avallone, Forbes, "Four Bond Market Risks That Can Impact Your Investment Portfolio," 9 Mar. 2021 The assets remain some of the region’s highest yielding. John Ainger, Fortune, "Italy announces its first foray into green bond market," 3 Mar. 2021 Try toys that are made of more yielding materials like flexible silicone or cyberskin, instead of ones made of glass, wood, metal or, gods forbid, plastic. Anna Pulley, chicagotribune.com, "Ask Anna: Is it normal to experience pain during intercourse?," 18 Dec. 2020 The banana and white chocolate bread pudding is dense, yielding, creamy, rich and right at home as a finale on this menu. Ian Mcnulty, NOLA.com, "With boozy wings, turkey legs, stacked seafood, Nice Guys steps up as a Creole tavern," 22 Oct. 2020 With elevations of 600-900 feet above sea level and a mix of volcanic and windblown sedimentary, Vuylsteke says the vines in Swede Hill Vineyards are low-yielding with smaller berries. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Amaterra Wines offers a tasting room with a view," 17 Oct. 2020 The seeds of high yielding variety (HYV) crops supplied by the government, which are what’s available in the market, couldn’t save us from regular crop loss. Basudev Mahapatra, Quartz India, "Amid droughts and floods, India’s tribal farmers rediscover the merits of indigenous crop," 11 Feb. 2020 Bake, uncovered, an additional 15 to 20 minutes, until the potatoes are soft and yielding and slightly crisped on the surface. Washington Post, "Who doesn’t like crispy-edged potatoes? Bring on the Hasselback!," 21 Nov. 2019

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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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13 Apr 2021

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“Yielding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yielding. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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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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