Malleable: Meaning and Synonyms

Malleable: Meaning and Synonyms

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In this post, you’ll learn what the word malleable means.

Here’s an audio with the pronunciation of malleable /mæliəbəl/

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Listen to the word and repeat it several times until you can pronounce it easily.

Malleable is an adjective. We use it when we want to describe a material or a substance that is soft and can easily be shaped by pressure or hammering.

For instance, a malleable metal.

  • Silver is the most malleable metal.

Clay or plasticine* are definitely malleable substances. (Check out the pronunciation of ‘plasticine’ here).

Malleable synonyms

The synonyms of ‘malleable’ are flexible, soft, and plastic.

People can be malleable if they are easily influenced or controlled by others.

Here’s an example:

  • When she was young she was so malleable but now she’s a stubborn lady who doesn’t want to even listen to anyone.
  • Our brain is often described as malleable thanks to its ability to adapt and reshape itself.
  • One of the most intriguing features of the brain is its ability to be malleable, allowing it to adapt to changes in the environment.

We can also call it ‘brain malleability’.

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Additional resources for ‘malleable’:
malleable meaning in Cambridge dictionary
Sentences with malleable on Youglish 

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