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supple

sup·ple

supple

 
 
pronunciation:
suh pl
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb
part of speech: adjective
inflections: suppler, supplest
definition 1: easily curved or bent; flexible.
She swung back and forth from the supple willow limb.
synonyms:
flexible, limber, pliable, pliant
antonyms:
inflexible, rigid, stiff
similar words:
ductile, elastic, lissome, lithe, malleable, manipulable, plastic, springy, willowy, yielding
definition 2: able to move with ease and flexibility.
She was a supple gymnast in high school.Stretching will make your muscles more supple.
synonyms:
limber, lissome, loose-limbed
antonyms:
stiff
similar words:
agile, double-jointed, flexible, lithe, lithesome, willowy
definition 3: adapting easily to change or confrontation.
My mind was more supple when I was young.
synonyms:
adaptable, flexible, pliable
antonyms:
inflexible, rigid
similar words:
accommodating, adjustable, amenable, changeable, complaisant, compliant, elastic, pliant, receptive, resilient, yielding
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: suppled, supples, suppling
definition: to make supple.
synonyms:
limber
similar words:
flex, loosen up, work
derivations: supply (adv.), suppleness (n.)