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Inclined to give way to pressure, argument, or influence; docile.
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1. compliant, submissive, or flexible
2. pliable or soft: a yielding material.
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1. submissive; compliant.
2. tending to give way, esp. under pressure; flexible.
3. (of a crop, soil, etc.) producing a yield; productive.
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|Noun||1.||yielding - a verbal act of admitting defeat|
|2.||yielding - the act of conceding or yielding|
assent, acquiescence - agreement with a statement or proposal to do something; "he gave his assent eagerly"; "a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly"
|Adj.||1.||yielding - inclined to yield to argument or influence or control; "a timid yielding person"|
docile - willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation"
|2.||yielding - lacking stiffness and giving way to pressure; "a deep yielding layer of foam rubber"|
soft - yielding readily to pressure or weight
|3.||yielding - tending to give in or surrender or agree; "too yielding to make a stand against any encroachments"- V.I.Parrington|
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1. soft, pliable, springy, elastic, resilient, supple, spongy, unresisting, quaggy the soft yielding cushions
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