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mal·le·a·ble

 (măl′ē-ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Capable of being shaped or formed, as by hammering or pressure: a malleable metal.
2. Easily controlled or influenced: "The British [rulers] ... had favoured the brother who struck them as altogether more amiable, a more malleable, more temperate man" (Paul Scott).
3.
a. Able to adjust to changing circumstances; adaptable: a malleable leader unafraid to compromise.
b. Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs: the malleable rhythms of jazz.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin malleābilis, from malleāre, to hammer, from Latin malleus, hammer; see melə- in Indo-European roots.]

mal′le·a·bil′i·ty, mal′le·a·ble·ness n.
mal′le·a·bly adv.
Synonyms: malleable, ductile, plastic, pliable, pliant
These adjectives mean capable of being shaped, bent, or drawn out: malleable metals such as gold and silver; ductile copper; a plastic substance such as wax; soaked the leather to make it pliable; pliant molten glass.

malleable

(ˈmælɪəbəl)
adj
1. (esp of metal) able to be worked, hammered, or shaped under pressure or blows without breaking
2. able to be influenced; pliable or tractable
[C14: via Old French from Medieval Latin malleābilis, from Latin malleus hammer]
ˌmalleaˈbility, ˈmalleableness n
ˈmalleably adv

mal•le•a•ble

(ˈmæl i ə bəl)

adj.
1. capable of being extended or shaped, as by hammering or by pressure.
2. adaptable; tractable: a malleable personality.
[1350–1400; < Medieval Latin malleābilis=malle(āre) to hammer + -ābilis -able]
mal′le•a•bly, adv.
mal`le•a•bil′i•ty, mal′le•a•ble•ness, n.

mal·le·a·ble

(măl′ē-ə-bəl)
Capable of being shaped or formed in its solid state, especially by pressure or hammering. Gold is the most malleable substance known.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.malleable - easily influenced
manipulable, tractable - easily managed (controlled or taught or molded); "tractable young minds"; "the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler
2.malleable - capable of being shaped or bent or drawn outmalleable - capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out; "ductile copper"; "malleable metals such as gold"; "they soaked the leather to made it pliable"; "pliant molten glass"; "made of highly tensile steel alloy"
formed - having or given a form or shape

malleable

adjective
1. manageable, adaptable, compliant, impressionable, pliable, tractable, biddable, governable, like putty in your hands She was young enough to be malleable.
2. workable, soft, plastic, tensile, ductile Silver is the most malleable of all metals.

malleable

adjective
1. Capable of being shaped, bent, or drawn out, as by hammering or pressure:
3. Capable of adapting or being adapted:
Translations
mukautuvainen
maleabil

malleable

[ˈmælɪəbl] ADJmaleable, dúctil

malleable

[ˈmæliəbəl] adj
[substance] → malléable
[person] → influençable

malleable

adjformbar (also fig), → weich; (of clay, wax also)geschmeidig

malleable

[ˈmælɪəbl] adjmalleabile

mal·le·a·ble

a. maleable.
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17) But while the rule of law, evocatively spare and malleably abstract, has offered a rich vein for contemporary constitutional theorists, Roncarelli's initial audiences tended to overlook the judgment's complexities in search of more accessible and immediate constitutional meaning.