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YIELDING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does yielding mean? 

YIELDING (noun)
  The noun YIELDING has 2 senses:

1. a verbal act of admitting defeat
2. the act of conceding or yielding

  Familiarity information: YIELDING used as a noun is rare.


YIELDING (adjective)
  The adjective YIELDING has 3 senses:

1. inclined to yield to argument or influence or control
2. lacking stiffness and giving way to pressure
3. tending to give in or surrender or agree

  Familiarity information: YIELDING used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


YIELDING (noun)


Sense 1yielding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A verbal act of admitting defeat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

giving up; yielding; surrender

Hypernyms ("yielding" is a kind of...):

relinquishing; relinquishment (a verbal act of renouncing a claim or right or position etc.)


Sense 2yielding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of conceding or yielding

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

conceding; concession; yielding

Hypernyms ("yielding" is a kind of...):

acquiescence; assent (agreement with a statement or proposal to do something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "yielding"):

bye; pass (you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent)


YIELDING (adjective)


Sense 1yielding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inclined to yield to argument or influence or control

Context example:

a timid yielding person

Similar:

docile (willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed)


Sense 2yielding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking stiffness and giving way to pressure

Context example:

a deep yielding layer of foam rubber

Similar:

soft (yielding readily to pressure or weight)


Sense 3yielding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tending to give in or surrender or agree

Context example:

too yielding to make a stand against any encroachments

Similar:

compromising; conciliatory; flexible (making or willing to make concessions)


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