adjective, sup·pler, sup·plest.
verb (used with or without object), sup·pled, sup·pling.
Origin of supple
Related Words for supplenessresiliency, pliability, affability, plasticity, give, spring, pliancy, elasticity, bounce, complaisance, tractability, springiness, malleability, compliance, ductility, resilience, docility, flaccidity, adjustability, extensibility
Examples from the Web for suppleness
Contemporary Examples of suppleness
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
August 8, 2014
According to Clark, the “hypertrophic forms of masculinity” then prevalent favored “unyielding forcefulness” over “suppleness.”The Utterly Pointless First World War
Michael F. Bishop
May 22, 2013
Historical Examples of suppleness
The suppleness of the Angora's tail is also a mark of fine breeding.Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
He ran off as if his limbs had regained their youthful strength and suppleness.A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
He lacked alike the sagacity, the foresight, and the suppleness of Leopold.William Pitt and the Great War
John Holland Rose
During this operation the skin had dried, and consequently lost its suppleness.Practical Taxidermy
She had caught a glimpse of Wilfrid's suppleness and selfishness.Sandra Belloni, Complete
Word Origin for supple
c.1300, from Old French souple "pliant, flexible," from Gallo-Romance *supples, from Latin supplex (genitive supplicis) "submissive, humbly begging," literally "bending, kneeling down," thought to be an altered form of *supplacos "humbly pleading, appeasing," from sub "under" + placare "appease" (see placate).