A malleable personality is capable of being changed or trained, and a malleable metal is able to be pounded or pressed into various shapes. It's easier to learn when you're young and malleable.

Similarly, there are ductile metals that can be hammered out into wire or thread; gold, silver, and platinum are examples. The adjective malleable dates back to Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin malleābilis, from malleāre "to hammer," from Latin malleus "a hammer."

Definitions of malleable

adj capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out

malleable metals such as gold”
ductile, 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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