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Definition of "supple" [sup•ple]

  • Readily bent; pliant. (adjective)
  • Moving and bending with agility; limber. (adjective)
  • Yielding or changing readily; compliant or adaptable. See Synonyms at flexible. (adjective)
  • To make or become supple. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "supple" in a sentence
  • "Like the idea of the Creator, the reasons for their prevalence across the region is rooted in supple yet enduring epistemologies deriving from early Niger-Congo history."
  • "If you realize you added too much flour, add some more milk (1 tbsp at a time), until the dough is again supple and easy to handle."
  • "These treatments, however, are in short supple due to a significant dearth of democracy resulting from socially and politically entrenched power inequalities and hegemonic ideologies."