unmalleable


unmalleable

adjective

  1. capable of being extended or shaped by hammering or by pressure from rollers.
  2. adaptable or tractable: the malleable mind of a child.

adjective

  1. (esp of metal) able to be worked, hammered, or shaped under pressure or blows without breaking
  2. able to be influenced; pliable or tractable

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. adj.

  1. Capable of being shaped or formed, as by hammering or pressure.
  2. Easily controlled or influenced; tractable.

  1. Capable of great deformation without breaking, when subject to compressive stress. Gold is the most malleable metal. Compare ductile.

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