Synonyms and Antonyms of yielding

  1. 1 receiving or enduring without offering resistance a person too yielding to even stand up for his own rights Synonyms acquiescent, nonresistant, resigned, tolerant, tolerating, unresistant, passiveRelated Words forbearing, impassive, long-suffering, patient, stoic (or stoical), uncomplaining; agreeable, amenable, compliant, complying, conformable, conformist, docile, guidable, law-abiding, obedient, pliable, pliant, subordinate, tractable, willing; obeisant, submissive, surrendering; amiable, obliging; slavish, subservient; disciplined, governable, manageable; apathetic, uncaring, unresponsiveNear Antonyms defiant; contrary, contumacious, disobedient, froward, incompliant, insubordinate, insurgent, intractable, mutinous, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, restive, uncontrollable, ungovernable, unruly, untoward; balky, perverse, wayward, wrongheaded; headstrong, willful (or wilful); indomitable; undisciplined, unmanageable; dissident, nonconformistAntonyms protesting, resistant, resisting, unyielding

  2. 2 not stiff in structure after sitting on a hard bench for hours, I was happy to sink into the sofa's yielding cushions Synonyms droopy, flaccid, floppy, lank, limpRelated Words flabby, mushy, semisoft, soft, squashy, squishy; delicate, flimsy, insubstantial; elastic, flexible, lax, loose, pliant, relaxed, resilient, springy, stretchy, suppleNear Antonyms firm, hard, indurated, solid, sound, strong; brittle, crisp; compact, dense, substantialAntonyms inflexible, resilient, rigid, stiff, sturdy, tense

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up yielding? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


clearly seen through or understood

Get Word of the Day daily email!