What does malleable mean?

Definitions for malleable
ˈmæl i ə bəlmal·leable

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ductile, malleable(adj)

    easily influenced

  2. ductile, malleable, pliable, pliant, tensile, tractile(adj)

    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"


  1. Malleable(a.)

    Capable of being influenced to behave as desired; tractable; -- used mostly of children.

  2. Origin: [F. mallable, fr. LL. malleare to hammer. See Malleate.]


  1. malleable(Adjective)

    Able to be hammered into thin sheets; capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers.

  2. malleable(Adjective)

    (metaphorical) Flexible, liable to change.

    My opinion on the subject is malleable.

  3. malleable(Adjective)

    in which an adversary can alter a ciphertext such that it decrypts to a related plaintext

  4. Origin: From malliable, borrowed from malleabilis, derived from malleare, from malleus, from mal-ni-, an extended variant of melH₂-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Malleable(adj)

    capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers; -- applied to metals

  2. Origin: [F. mallable, fr. LL. malleare to hammer. See Malleate.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of malleable in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of malleable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of malleable in a Sentence

  1. Guillem Valle:

    It's abstract, the concept of nations has always been malleable.

  2. Pamela Romanowsky:

    The way we tell our story makes us who we are, memory is very unreliable, malleable and changes a lot.

  3. Ludwik Liebler:

    The vitrimers can have both of the two worlds, but they are fundamentally different, they combine this permanent network, resistance, dimensional stability with the possibility of being malleable, (and) completely recyclable.

  4. Laura Bachrach:

    The horse may have been a little bit out of the barn here in terms of what they’re looking at, girls tend to mature earlier . . . the girls were even more fixed in their position in the skeletal world by the time they started, whereas the boys were perhaps a little more malleable.

  5. Matt Weiner:

    I feel very lucky that I was exposed to people who were super-opinionated and had different points of view, and I am very malleable, despite whatever my reputation is, to new ideas, and I always felt that the best part of this job…was that someone would think of something and if it was outrageous or ridiculous or risky or something like that, we would do it. And I’m proud of that.

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