[s_ˈʌ_p_əl], [sˈʌpə͡l], [sˈʌpə‍l]

Definitions of supple:

  1.   make pliant and flexible, as of leather and skins; " These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use"
  2.   Pliant; flexible; fawning.
  3.   ( used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely
  4.   ( used of e. g. personality traits) readily adaptable; " a supple mind"; " a limber imagination"
  5.   To make soft and pliant; to render compliant.
  6.   To grow soft and flexible.
  7.   To become supple.
  8.   Pliant; easily bent; yielding; bending to the humour of others; flattering.
  9.   To make soft and pliant; to render flexible; as, to supple leather.
  10.   To make supple: to make soft or compliant.
  11.   To make soft and flexible; to make submissive.
  12.   Easily bent; flexible; pliant.
  13.   Suppleness.
  14.   Compliant; submissive.
  15.   Pliant: lithe: yielding to the humor of others: fawning.
  16.   Easily bent; flexible; compliant; not obstinate; flattering or fawning.
  17.   Easily bent; flexible; as, supple joints; submissive; yielding; as, a supple nature; meanly bending to the humor of others.
  18.   make pliant and flexible; " These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use"
  19.   gracefully slender; moving and bending with ease
  20.   Bending to the humor of others; flattering; fawning; obsequious.
  21.   Yielding compliant; not obstinate; submissive to guidance; as, a supple horse.
  22.   To become soft and pliant.
  23.   Pliant; flexible; easily bent; as, supple joints; supple fingers.
  24.   To make compliant, submissive, or obedient.
  25.   To make pliant or flexible; to grow soft or pliant.

Antonyms for supple:

inalterable, frail, tight, inactive, lazy, flaky, rigid, fragile, crisp, compact, friable, inelastic, stiff, quiescent, firm, unalterable, crumbly, quiet, stiffened, solid, breakable, delicate, tense, invariable, incommutable, brittle, inflexible, hard, frangible, sluggish, unchangeable, fixed, Nonelastic, idle, inert, dull, slow, taut, heavy, hard-and-fast, indolent, awkward, short, unyielding.

Quotes for supple:

  1. The real American type can never be a ballet dancer. The legs are too long, the body too supple and the spirit too free for this school of affected grace and toe walking. – Isadora Duncan
  2. Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer. – David Herbert Lawrence
  3. Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one. – Edith Wharton

Usage examples for supple:

  1. He did not say good night until she had become supple to his gentle, seductive entreaties. ” – The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin
  2. But her body, that filled him with such rage, would be young and warm and supple for long years yet, and lover after lover would feel it quiver and awake to passion. ” – The Aspirations of Jean Servien by Anatole France
  3. Immediately I felt in my hand a delightful figure- one of those full but supple figures; and while waltzing, quite enchanted, I was saying to myself, 'She isn't really thin! ” – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  4. You have seemed to display an undue interest in the peach and pearl which render my Karamaneh so delightful, In the supple grace of her movements and the sparkle of her eyes. ” – The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
  5. There was a kind of still intensity about her father, which made him dangerous, but Catherine hardly went so far as to say to herself that it might be part of his plan to fasten his hand- the neat, fine, supple hand of a distinguished physician- in her throat. ” – Washington Square by Henry James
  6. She is moving past me like a queen- splendid, supple a smile of conscious power on her lips, the light of success in her eyes. ” – Rose of Dutcher's Coolly by Hamlin Garland
  7. They were become gliding lengths of muscle as swift, as loathsome in their supple dartings and coilings as any snake lashing across the expanses of primeval jungle. ” – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930 by Various
  8. And then there's the true slim waist, which is easy, natural, supple – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  9. He passed one arm around her supple waist; they halted; he turned her toward him. ” – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  10. As he was afraid, as on the staircase of the Palais Castagna, that he had gone too far, he added, laying his hand with its long, supple fingers familiarly upon the author's shoulder: " This is what I admire in him: It is that he allows profane persons, such as we are, to plague him, without ever growing angry. ” – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  11. Of the two, Alwyn had the advantage of more youthful prime, of a taller stature, of a more powerful, though less supple and graceful, frame. ” – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  12. Up betimes, and to the office, where busy sitting all the morning, and I begin to find a little convenience by holding up my head to Sir W. Pen, for he is come to be more supple – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  13. “ " I did not hear it," he answered, taking her supple body in his arms and covering her wet face with kisses. ” – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  14. Fifteen years age a man, but I'm supple and hearty yet." ” – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  15. “ I feel superior to a chap whose place Commands him to be neat and supple – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  16. “ To most men she would have been irresistible, for she was as supple and straight as a child of thirteen. ” – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  17. At first the supple young figure in violet and gray was not recognized. ” – Louisiana by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  18. “ For a long time now he had been pledged to personal daring, to thought forced to become supple and concentrated, to hard, practical planning, physical hardship and danger. ” – Foes by Mary Johnston
  19. So slight was the movement that he would not have been sure had not every muscle of her perfect body yielded to it with a supple rhythmic grace. ” – The Argus Pheasant by John Charles Beecham
  20. Assuredly a handsome fellow; comely of body, revealing so much of supple strength; comely of face in well- cut feature and fearless eye ... ” – Maria Chapdelaine A Tale of the Lake St. John Country by Louis Hemon

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