Definitions for suppleˈsʌp əl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sup•pleˈsʌp əl(adj.)-pler, -plest
(adj.)bending readily without breaking, splitting, etc.; pliant; flexible.
characterized by ease in bending; limber; lithe:
characterized by mental responsiveness and adaptability.
compliant or yielding.
(v.i.)to make or become supple.
Origin of supple:
1250–1300; < OF < L supplex submissive, suppliant =sup-sup - +-plic-, perh. the base of plicāre to fold1
lissome, lissom, lithe, lithesome, slender, supple, svelte, sylphlike(adj)
moving and bending with ease
(used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable
"a supple mind"; "a limber imagination"
(used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely
make pliant and flexible
"These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use"
To make or become supple.
pliant, easy to bend
lithe and agile when moving and bending
flexible and compliant
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.
pliant; flexible; easily bent; as, supple joints; supple fingers
yielding compliant; not obstinate; submissive to guidance; as, a supple horse
bending to the humor of others; flattering; fawning; obsequious
to make soft and pliant; to render flexible; as, to supple leather
to make compliant, submissive, or obedient
to become soft and pliant
Translations for supple
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of the body etc) bending easily
Take exercise if you want to keep supple; supple dancers.
- لَيِّن، مَرِن، لَدِنArabic
- flexívelPortuguese (BR)
- ohebný, vláčnýCzech
- ευλύγιστος, εύκαμπτοςGreek
- savitljiv, gibakCroatian
- sveigjanlegur, lipurIcelandic
- agile, flessibileItalian
- myk, bøyelig, spenstigNorwegian
- gibki, giętkiPolish
- ohybný, pružnýSlovak
- mjuk, smidig, spänstigSwedish
- 易彎曲的，柔軟的Chinese (Trad.)
- робити(ся) гнучкимUkrainian
- لچک دارUrdu
- dẻo, dễ uốnVietnamese
- 易弯的，柔软的Chinese (Simp.)
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