Definition Of yielding


(of a substance or object) giving way under pressure; not hard or rigid.

she dropped on to the yielding cushions

give way to arguments, demands, or pressure.

the Western powers now yielded when they should have resisted

giving a product or generating a financial return of a specified amount.

higher-yielding wheat

produce or provide (a natural, agricultural, or industrial product).

the land yields grapes and tobacco

Example Of yielding

  • Darien leapt off the swing and landed on the yielding sand.

  • He yieldingly tossed his entire wallet across the table.

  • He walked out on yielding sand and looked up the rock-face.

  • I love mine with a crisp crust yet yieldingly chewy on the inside.

  • Instead of unpredictable bounces on baking hard surfaces, Monty realised the yielding landing areas would suit his dartboard game.

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