An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (lacking stiffness)
a. flexible
The yielding kitchen floor makes me think we may have a termite problem.Que el piso de la cocina esté flexible, me hace pensar que podemos tener un problema de termitas.
b. blando
The blind man took a step back when his cane touched a yielding surface.El ciego retrocedió un paso cuando tocó una superficie blanda con su bastón.
2. (indulgent)
a. complaciente
With a yielding congress, we can expect the president to get everything he wants.Con un congreso complaciente, cabe esperar que el presidente consiga todo lo que quiere.
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yielding [ˈjiːldɪŋ]
1 (soft) [+ground, surface, substance] flexible; blando
the ground is likely to be yielding to soft for the big race tomorrow carpet is soft and yielding the soft, yielding cushions made him uneasy Muscles which are unused tend to become soft and yielding to the touch his tight embrace met not yielding flesh but hard bone and pointed shoulder blades
2 (compliant, submissive) [+person] (in temperament) complaciente; (physically) tierno
outwardly red-haired women tend to be very soft, feminine and yielding, but underneath they are tough and determined Dolores's face looked sweet and yielding and stupid You're so feminine and yielding, Edna," he whispered, holding me close Mona was once again warm and yielding in my arms
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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