malleable malleable  /ˈmæ li ə bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) easily influenced
  2. (adj) capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out

Usage(s):

  • The malleable puppet that the powerful general had hoped to put on the throne later turned out to be his nemesis.

News

  1. Dear Jony, The Future of Design Is More Than Making Apple iOS Flat

    Not only is the Jobs vs. Ive framing overly simplified, it¿s also irrelevant to design discourse. Limiting our skeuomorphism and flat design discussion to what essentially boils down to a ¿do these pixels make me look fat¿ question is a waste of energy. Instead, design should boldly go where no user and interface has gone before. Pixels are infinitely available and infinitely malleable; our ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Wired News

  2. American Airlines CEO Tom Horton $20 Million Severance Approved. WOW! Fight To Stop This Abomination.

    Sometimes there is no justice there is only the law. And the law can be a flexible instrument, malleable to the whim of the judge applying it. On June 4 U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane approved the ?disclosure statement? which describes  the AMR Corp (American Airlines) Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. In an interview on WAMC, Mr. Spitzer said he would not have appointed Ms. Gillibrand "under any circumstance" because her "views on issues are either wrong or too malleable."
    on Jan 9, 2010 By: Eliot Spitzer Source: New York Times

  2. "Eyewitness memory is not like replaying a videotape," Scheck said. "Human memory is malleable. Just the way physical evidence can be contaminated or collected improperly, so can eyewitness testimony be contaminated or collected in a way that...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Barry Scheck Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. "Neurobiological research now confirms that the brain remains malleable throughout human development. This means that significant reparative work with severely disturbed young people is possible : morality is a byproduct of compassion and care, it...
    on Apr 9, 2009 By: Camila Batmanghelidjh Source: The Canberra Times

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