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malleable (adj.)

late 14c., "capable of being shaped or extended by hammering or rolling," from Old French malleable and directly from Medieval Latin malleabilis, from malleare "to beat with a hammer," from Latin malleus "hammer" (from PIE root *mele- "to crush, grind"). Figurative sense, of persons, "capable of being adapted by outside influence" is recorded from 1610s.

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Definitions of malleable

malleable (adj.)
easily influenced;
Synonyms: ductile
malleable (adj.)
capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out;
malleable metals such as gold
Synonyms: ductile / pliable / pliant / tensile / tractile
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