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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sup′l, adj. pliant: lithe: yielding to the humour of others: fawning.—v.t. to make supple: to make soft or compliant.—v.i. to become supple.—n. Supp′leness.—adj. Supp′le-sin′ewed, having supple sinews: lithe.—Supple Jack (U.S.), one of various climbing-shrubs with strong stems: a pliant cane. [Fr. souple—L. supplex, bending the knees—sub, under, plicāre, to fold.]
The numerical value of supple in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of supple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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