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    #1

    malleable schedule

    Is this use of "malleable" correct?

    Just let me know when you have time. I can easily adapt. My schedule is really malleable.

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    #3

    Re: malleable schedule

    There is no doubt that "flexible" suits this sentence better.
    However, the reason why I created this thread is that I'd like to get a better understanding of contexts in which the word in question can be used.

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    #4

    Re: malleable schedule

    I too prefer 'flexible', and I was surprised to see 'malleable' used in this sense by so many different people on Fraze.It.

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    #5

    Re: malleable schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by ChessEnthusiast View Post
    There is no doubt that "flexible" suits this sentence better.
    However, the reason why I created this thread is that I'd like to get a better understanding of contexts in which the word in question can be used.
    You can use malleable​ to describe a person who is easily swayed by the last person he talked to, or to describe a soft metal like gold. You can even use it to describe a person with gold-colored hair who is easily swayed by the last person he's spoken with. It doesn't work for a schedule.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 14-Dec-2016 at 00:18.
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    #6

    Re: malleable schedule

    It doesn't collocate for me either.

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    #7

    Re: malleable schedule

    I would only use malleable for physically plastic and bendy things.

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    Re: malleable schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    I would only use malleable for physically plastic and bendy things.
    It's also used for personalities.
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    #9

    Re: malleable schedule

    Or opinions, etc. If someone can be easily persuaded.

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    #10

    Re: malleable schedule

    Here's something using the word I've just read in the New York Times: 'The word for truth in Russian that most Americans know is “pravda” — the truth that seems evident on the surface. It’s subjective and infinitely malleable....'
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