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yielding   WordNet 2.0

- the act of conceding or yielding

 
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- a verbal act of admitting defeat

 
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- happy to comply

 
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- tending to give in or surrender or agree
"too yielding to make a stand against any encroachments"- V.I.Parrington

 
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- lacking stiffness and giving way to pressure
"a deep yielding layer of foam rubber"

 
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- inclined to yield to argument or influence or control
"a timid yielding person"

 
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Yielding   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

1. Inclined to give way, or comply; flexible; compliant; accommodating; as, a yielding temper.

Yielding and paying
(Law), the initial words of that clause in leases in which the rent to be paid by the lessee is mentioned and reserved. Burrill.

Syn. -- Obsequious; attentive. -- Yielding, Obsequious, Attentive. In many cases a man may be attentive or yielding in a high degree without any sacrifice of his dignity; but he who is obsequious seeks to gain favor by excessive and mean compliances for some selfish end.

-- Yield"ing*ly, adv. -- Yield"ing*ness, n.

 
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