If you can bend or shape a substance, it is ductile. Play-Dough is ductile. Wooden blocks are not.

If you follow what everyone else does or says, you too might be ductile, or easily manipulated. Some more commonly used synonyms for ductile are malleable for both senses of the word, and pliable and flexible for the literal sense. The word shares the same root as the word, duke. If you are a duke, you hope that your people are ductile or easy to lead.

Definitions of ductile

adj capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out

ductile copper”
malleable, pliable, pliant, tensile, tractile
having or given a form or shape

adj easily influenced

manipulable, tractable
easily managed (controlled or taught or molded)

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