yielding

adjective yield·ing \ ˈyēl-diŋ \

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

Examples of yielding in a Sentence

  1. She has a gentle, yielding temperament.

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

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First Known Use of yielding

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in the meaning defined at sense 1

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YIELDING Defined for English Language Learners

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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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