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yielding

[yeel-ding] /ˈyil dɪŋ/
adjective
1.
inclined to give in; submissive; compliant:
a timid, yielding man.
2.
tending to give way, especially under pressure; flexible; supple; pliable:
a yielding mattress.
3.
(of a crop, soil, etc.) producing a yield; productive.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English: owing; see yield, -ing2
Related forms
yieldingly, adverb
yieldingness, noun
nonyielding, adjective
unyielding, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for yieldingness

yielding

/ˈjiːldɪŋ/
adjective
1.
compliant, submissive, or flexible
2.
pliable or soft: a yielding material
Derived Forms
yieldingly, adverb
yieldingness, noun
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