malleability

Malleability is the quality of something that can be shaped into something else without breaking, like the malleability of clay.

Malleability — also called plasticity — has to do with whether something can be molded. Clay (or Play-Doh) is the best example of something with high malleability; it can be sculpted into almost anything, so it's very malleable. A cinder block has no malleability at all; it can't be shaped into anything. Wet cement has great malleability, unlike dry cement. A person could also express malleability, if he or she is wishy-washy and can easily be molded by others.

Definitions of malleability
  1. noun
    the property of being physically malleable; the property of something that can be worked or hammered or shaped without breaking
    synonyms: plasticity
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    Antonyms:
    unmalleability
    a lack of malleability
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    ductileness, ductility
    the malleability of something that can be drawn into threads or wires or hammered into thin sheets
    flexibility, flexibleness
    the property of being flexible; easily bent or shaped
    bendability, pliability
    the property of being easily bent without breaking
    whip
    (golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club
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    physical property
    any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
  2. noun
    adaptability of mind or character
    synonyms: pliability, pliancy, pliantness, suppleness
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    adaptability
    the ability to change (or be changed) to fit changed circumstances
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