ETYM Latin ductilis, from ducere to lead: cf. French ductile. Related to Duct.
1. Capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out; SYN. malleable, pliable, pliant, tensile, tractile.
2. Easily influenced; SYN. malleable.
3. Easily hammered or drawn out into long thin strip; easily led.
malleable / mæliəbl̩ /
ETYM French malléable, from Late Lat. malleare to hammer. Related to Malleate.
Capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers; pliable; flexible.
Capable of being hammered or pressed into shape; pliable; weak-willed.