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Synonyms of 'yielding'

(adjective) 
Definition
soft or flexible
the soft yielding cushions
Synonyms
soft
She lay down on the soft, comfortable bed.
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pliable
The president was pliable and easily influenced.
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springy
Knead the dough until smooth and springy.
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elastic
Work the dough until it is slightly elastic.
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resilient
some resilient plastic material
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supple
The leather is supple and sturdy enough to last for years.
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spongy
The earth was spongy from rain.
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unresisting
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(adjective) 
Definition
compliant or submissive
His personality was sometimes prickly, sometimes yielding.
Synonyms
submissive
Most doctors want their patients to be submissive.
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obedient
a sweet, obedient little child
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compliant
a docile and compliant workforce
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docile
They were docile, obedient children.
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easy (informal)
`Your father was an easy child,' she told me.
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flexible
Their boss was flexible and lenient.
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pliant
She's proud and stubborn under that pliant exterior.
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tractable
He could easily manage his tractable younger brother.
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acquiescent
The other men were acquiescent but he had an independent streak.
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Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of acquiescent
The other men were acquiescent but he had an independent streak.
Synonyms
agreeing,
accepting,
consenting,
conforming,
assenting,
acceding,
unresisting,
bootlicking (informal),
obeisant
in the sense of biddable
Definition
obedient
in the sense of compliant
a docile and compliant workforce
Synonyms
accepting,
conformable,
accordant,
assentient,
consentient

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