yield|ing [ˈji:ldıŋ] adj
1.) a surface that is yielding is soft and will move or bend when you press it
the yielding softness of the bed
2.) willing to agree with other people's wishes

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • yielding — adjective Date: 1533 1. productive < a high yielding wheat > 2. lacking rigidity or stiffness ; flexible 3. disposed to submit or comply < a docile and yielding temperament > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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