supple: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sup'ul), [key]
— adj., v., -pler, -plest, -pled, -pling.
  1. bending readily without breaking or becoming deformed; pliant; flexible: a supple bough.
  2. characterized by ease in bending; limber; lithe: supple movements.
  3. characterized by ease, responsiveness, and adaptability in mental action.
  4. compliant or yielding.
  5. obsequious; servile.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to make or become supple.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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