adjective, sup·pler, sup·plest.
verb (used with or without object), sup·pled, sup·pling.
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Origin of supple
OTHER WORDS FROM supplesup·ple·ness, nounun·sup·ple, adjectiveun·sup·ple·ness, nounun·sup·p·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for supple
The cabin is whisper quiet, and the standard faux-leather trim is just as supple as the real thing.
We made it soft and supple so that it conforms to your body—not the other way around.The period-care startup nixing the stigmas and taboos around menstruation|Rachel King|January 10, 2021|Fortune
Each of these eight supple yet powerful limbs can explore the seafloor in search of prey, snatching crabs from hiding spots without direction from the octopus’ brain.
They fit a million times better than those hardware-store statement pieces, while also allowing for supple articulation.
If we want a society that’s supple enough to respond to the voices of its people, we need to keep a close eye on how these technologies are deployed in the future.Will Facial Recognition and Digital Surveillance End Anonymous Protest?|Jason Dorrier|June 7, 2020|Singularity Hub
I do not have the suppleness of 20 but I have something much more important… And you see that when you see the show.Philippe Petit’s Moment of Concern Walking the WTC Tightrope|Anthony Haden-Guest|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to Clark, the “hypertrophic forms of masculinity” then prevalent favored “unyielding forcefulness” over “suppleness.”
Springing up with the suppleness and rapidity of the wild beast, she leaped to break her head against the wall.Balsamo, The Magician|Alexander Dumas
The suppleness of the skin in the folds gives the rhinoceros the power of moving his head, neck, and limbs, with facility.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VII (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
First of all, then, we have to note the suppleness and equality of Chopin's fingers and the perfect independence of his hands.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
I had noted her strength and suppleness of limb the very first day I had seen her; and she gave marvellous proof of it now.A Heroine of France|Evelyn Everett-Green
The weapon demands great suppleness of body, a wonderful rapidity of movement, and extreme quickness.The Flying Horseman|Gustave Aimard