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What does "Supple" mean?

Definition

(a.) Bending to the humor of others; flattering; fawning; obsequious (a.) Pliant; flexible; easily bent; as, supple joints; supple fingers (a.) Yielding compliant; not obstinate; submissive to guidance; as, a supple horse (v. i.) To become soft and pliant (v. t.) To make compliant, submissive, or obedient (v. t.) To make soft and pliant; to render flexible; as, to supple leather


Synonyms flexible, lithe, svelte, slender, graceful, limber, lissome, lissom, lithesome, sylphlike, flexile


Example: "These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use" Example: "A supple mind"


Word Family suppleness