AskDefine | Define supple

Dictionary Definition

supple adj
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"

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Etymology

From souple.

Pronunciation

Adjective

supple
  1. pliant, easy to bend
  2. lithe and agile when moving and bending
  3. flexible and compliant

Translations

pliant, easy to bend
lithe and agile when moving and bending
flexible and compliant

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