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Definitions of supple

  1. (used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable; "a supple mind"; "a limber imagination" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. gracefully slender; moving and bending with ease Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. make pliant and flexible, as of leather and skins; "These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. make pliant and flexible; "These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. Pliant; flexible; easily bent; as, supple joints; supple fingers. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Yielding compliant; not obstinate; submissive to guidance; as, a supple horse. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Bending to the humor of others; flattering; fawning; obsequious. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To make soft and pliant; to render flexible; as, to supple leather. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To make compliant, submissive, or obedient. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To become soft and pliant. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Easily bent; flexible; as, supple joints; submissive; yielding; as, a supple nature; meanly bending to the humor of others. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To make soft and flexible; to make submissive. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To grow soft and flexible. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Suppleness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Pliant: lithe: yielding to the humor of others: fawning. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To make supple: to make soft or compliant. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. To become supple. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Pliant; flexible; fawning. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. Easily bent; flexible; pliant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Compliant; submissive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Pliant; easily bent; yielding; bending to the humour of others; flattering. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. To make soft and pliant; to render compliant. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. Easily bent; flexible; compliant; not obstinate; flattering or fawning. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. To make pliant or flexible; to grow soft or pliant. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. sup'l, adj. pliant: lithe: yielding to the humour of others: fawning.--v.t. to make supple: to make soft or compliant.--v.i. to become supple.--n. SUPP'LENESS.--adj. SUPP'LE-SIN'EWED, having supple sinews: lithe.--SUPPLE JACK (U.S.), one of various climbing-shrubs with strong stems: a pliant cane. [Fr. souple--L. supplex, bending the knees--sub, under, plic[=a]re, to fold.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. Easily bent, pliant, flexible; given to compliance, avoiding overtresistance, wanting in sturdiness of character, artfully submissive, fawning; s.-jack, (walking-cane of) kinds of strong twining shrub; hence suppleness n., supply adv. (Vb) make or grow s. (s. horse, train him to obey slightest touch of rein). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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