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1. supple

verb. ['ˈsʌpəl'] make pliant and flexible.

Synonyms

  • change
  • alter

Antonyms

  • unadaptable
  • uncompromising
  • detach

Etymology

  • souple (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • souple (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Supple

  • quintuple
  • uncouple
  • decouple
  • ruppel
  • couple

Sentences with supple


1. Noun, plural
Massage the cream into the cuticles until you feel the cuticles become softer and more supple.

2. Adjective
The rubber should be supple.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Hydrate adequately to keep your skin supple and smooth.

Quotes about supple


1. Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.
- Samuel Ullman

2. I wanted that future officer to weigh decisions with a supple mind and to be comfortable with nuance and uncertainty.
- Craig M. Mullaney, The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education

2. supple

adjective. ['ˈsʌpəl'] (used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely.

Synonyms

  • flexile
  • limber

Antonyms

  • fat
  • naive
  • inelegant

Etymology

  • souple (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • souple (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. supple

adjective. ['ˈsʌpəl'] (used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable.

Synonyms

  • limber

Antonyms

  • ugly
  • ungracious

Etymology

  • souple (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • souple (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. supple

adjective. ['ˈsʌpəl'] moving and bending with ease.

Synonyms

  • svelte
  • lissom
  • sylphlike
  • graceful
  • slender
  • lissome
  • lithesome

Antonyms

  • big
  • large
  • wide
  • thick

Etymology

  • souple (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • souple (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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