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English adjective: supple

1. supple moving and bending with ease


Synonymslissom, lissome, lithe, lithesome, slender, svelte, sylphlike


Similargraceful


Antonymsawkward

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


SamplesA supple mind.
A limber imagination.


Synonymslimber


Similarflexible


Antonymsinflexible

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


Synonymslimber


Similarflexible, flexile


Antonymsinflexible


English verb: supple

1. supple (change) make pliant and flexible


SamplesThese boots are not yet suppled by frequent use.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify









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