1 gracefully slender; moving and bending with ease [syn: lissome, lissom, lithe, lithesome, slender, svelte, sylphlike]
2 (used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable; "a supple mind"; "a limber imagination" [syn: limber]
3 (used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely [syn: limber] v : make pliant and flexible; "These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use"
- Rhymes with: -ʌpəl
lithe and agile when moving and bending
as a surname:
Machiavellian, Machiavellic, able to adapt, accommodating, acquiescent, acute, adaptable, adjustable, agile, all-around, alterable, alterative, ambidextrous, amphibious, arch, artful, astute, athletic, bendable, bending, cagey, canny, changeable, checkered, clever, complaisant, compliant, crafty, cunning, cute, deceitful, deep, deep-laid, designing, diplomatic, ductile, elastic, ever-changing, extensible, extensile, fabricable, facile, fawning, feline, fictile, flexible, flexile, flexuous, fluid, formable, formative, foxy, generally capable, giving, graceful, guileful, impermanent, impressible, impressionable, ingenious, ingratiating, insidious, inventive, kaleidoscopic, knowing, like putty, limber, lissome, lithe, lithesome, malleable, many-sided, metamorphic, mobile, modifiable, moldable, movable, mutable, nimble, nonuniform, obliging, obsequious, pawky, permutable, plastic, pliable, pliant, politic, protean, proteiform, ready, receptive, resilient, resourceful, responsive, rubbery, scheming, sensitive, sequacious, serpentine, servile, shapable, sharp, shifty, shrewd, slick, slippery, sly, smooth, snaky, sneaky, sophistical, springy, stealthy, strategic, stretch, stretchy, submissive, subtile, subtle, susceptible, tactical, temporizing, timeserving, toadying, tractable, tractile, transient, transitory, trickish, tricksy, tricky, trimming, two-handed, unresistant, unresisting, variable, versatile, vulpine, wary, whippy, willowy, wily, wiry, yielding