Definitions for suppleˈsʌp əl

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. lissome, lissom, lithe, lithesome, slender, supple, svelte, sylphlike(adj)

    moving and bending with ease

  2. limber, supple(adj)

    (used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable

    "a supple mind"; "a limber imagination"

  3. limber, supple(verb)

    (used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely

  4. supple(verb)

    make pliant and flexible

    "These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. supple(Verb)

    To make or become supple.

  2. supple(Adjective)

    pliant, easy to bend

  3. supple(Adjective)

    lithe and agile when moving and bending

  4. supple(Adjective)

    flexible and compliant

  5. Origin: From souple, from souple, soupple, from supplex, supplex, of uncertain formation. Either from sub + plico (compare complex), or from sub + placo. More at sub-, placate.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Supple(adj)

    pliant; flexible; easily bent; as, supple joints; supple fingers

  2. Supple(adj)

    yielding compliant; not obstinate; submissive to guidance; as, a supple horse

  3. Supple(adj)

    bending to the humor of others; flattering; fawning; obsequious

  4. Supple(verb)

    to make soft and pliant; to render flexible; as, to supple leather

  5. Supple(verb)

    to make compliant, submissive, or obedient

  6. Supple(verb)

    to become soft and pliant


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