Inclined to give way, or comply; flexible; compliant; accommodating; as, a yielding temper. Yielding and paying, the initial words of that clause in leases in which the rent to be paid by the lessee is mentioned and reserved.

Synonyms: Obsequious; attentive.

Yielding, Obsequious, Attentive. In many cases a man may be attentive or yielding in a high degree without any sacrifice of his dignity; but he who is obsequious seeks to gain favor by excessive and mean compliances for some selfish end. Yield"ingly, Yield"ingness.

(01 Mar 1998)

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