Definitions and Examples of flexible, pliable, yielding
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
Able to bend or change shape without breaking.
The gymnast was so flexible that she could do a split with ease.
Easily bent or shaped without breaking.
The clay was pliable and easy to mold into different shapes.
Able to give way or bend under pressure.
The snow was yielding under our feet as we walked through the park.
Key Differences: flexible vs pliable vs yielding
- 1Flexible emphasizes the ability to bend or change shape without breaking.
- 2Pliable emphasizes the ease with which something can be molded or shaped.
- 3Yielding emphasizes the ability to give way or bend under pressure.
Effective Usage of flexible, pliable, yielding
- 1Describing Materials: Use these antonyms to describe the properties of different materials.
- 2Comparing Objects: Compare and contrast objects using these antonyms to highlight their differences.
- 3Giving Instructions: Use these antonyms to give instructions on how to handle different materials or objects.
The antonyms of ironbound describe objects or materials that can bend, stretch, or change shape without breaking. Use flexible to emphasize the ability to bend without breaking, pliable to emphasize the ease of molding or shaping, and yielding to emphasize the ability to give way under pressure. Use these antonyms to describe materials, compare objects, and give instructions.