adjective, sup·pler, sup·plest.
verb (used with or without object), sup·pled, sup·pling.
Origin of supple
Examples from the Web for 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|Anthony Haden-Guest|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to Clark, the “hypertrophic forms of masculinity” then prevalent favored “unyielding forcefulness” over “suppleness.”
But hindered by the bonds that bound her, she was unable to follow with suppleness the motion of her mount.
He had a fencer's suppleness of wrist and balance of body; he pressed Wogan hard and without flurry.Clementina|A.E.W. Mason
This behaviour had more effect upon Roda than the suppleness of Capres.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84|John Lothrop Motley
Her body stretched backward like a bow, and, when it had recovered its suppleness, she fell as if dead.A Mummer's Tale|Anatole France
In adroit resource and suppleness no diplomatist could match him.Horace|William Tuckwell
British Dictionary definitions for suppleness
Word Origin for supple
Word Origin and History for suppleness
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).