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SUPPLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does supple mean? 

SUPPLE (adjective)
  The adjective SUPPLE has 3 senses:

1. moving and bending with ease
2. (used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable
3. (used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely

  Familiarity information: SUPPLE used as an adjective is uncommon.


SUPPLE (verb)
  The verb SUPPLE has 1 sense:

1. make pliant and flexible

  Familiarity information: SUPPLE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUPPLE (adjective)


Sense 1supple [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Moving and bending with ease

Synonyms:

supple; lithesome; lithe; lissome; lissom; sylphlike; svelte; slender

Similar:

graceful (characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution)


Sense 2supple [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable

Synonyms:

limber; supple

Context examples:

a supple mind / a limber imagination

Similar:

flexible (capable of being changed)


Sense 3supple [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely

Synonyms:

limber; supple

Similar:

flexible; flexile (able to flex; able to bend easily)


SUPPLE (verb)


Sense 1supple [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make pliant and flexible

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use

Hypernyms (to "supple" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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