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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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malleable

(adjective) Capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out.

Synonyms: tractile, ductile, pliant, tensile

Usage: I am not very handy with a chisel, so when I sculpt, I prefer to use malleable materials that I can bend and shape as I please.
HasmukhDoshi
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 3:16:23 AM
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A good word having many meanings. Can be used for both metals and persons.
HasmukhDoshi
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 3:16:55 AM
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A good word having many meanings. Can be used for both metals and persons.
Peaceful
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 5:41:42 AM

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I read this word in chemistry d'oh!
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Guto André
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 8:07:10 AM

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Resilient, kind of malleable. Very important characteristic for today.
thar
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 8:53:14 AM

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malleable (adj.) late 14c., "capable of being shaped by hammering," from Middle French malleable and directly from Medieval Latin malleabilis, from malleare "to beat with a hammer," from Latin malleus "hammer" (see mallet). Figurative sense, of persons, "capable of being adapted" first recorded 1610s.




mallet (n.) late 14c., from Old French maillet "mallet, small wooden hammer, door-knocker," diminutive of mail, from Latin malleus "a hammer," from PIE *mal-ni-, from root *mele-, *mel- "to crush, grind," with derivatives referring to ground material and tools for grinding (cf. Hittite mallanzi "they grind;" Armenian malem "I crush, bruise;" Greek malakos "soft," mylos "millstone;" Latin molere "to grind," mola "millstone, mill," milium "millet;" Old English melu "meal, flour;" Albanian miel "meal, flour;" Old Church Slavonic meljo, Lithuanian malu "to grind;" Old Church Slavonic mlatu, Russian molotu "hammer").




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Miriam...
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:02:23 AM

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Hey, I like your picture of bread.:)
xKeVyOx
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 11:11:04 AM

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Would this be a correct way of using the word?

One will not make it through boot camp unless he is somewhat malleable.
capitán
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:39:00 PM

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why not?

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/malleable … 3. Able to adjust to changing circumstances; adaptable: the malleable mind of the pragmatist.
youme
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:47:48 PM
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"capable of being shaped by hammering," from Middle French malleable
I think that's what became in french "maniable" but not to confuse with "minable" lol
mangezi
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 1:12:30 PM

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The apes are good for one thing, their behavior is very malleable to match, well, almost match, that of their trainer.
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