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supple

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of supple

  1. 1 able to bend easily without breaking <a dome tent outfitted with supple fiberglass tent poles> Synonyms bendy [chiefly British], flexible, limber, lissome (also lissom), lithe, lithesome, pliable, pliant, willowyRelated Words adaptable, ductile, elastic, fluid, kneadable, malleable, modifiable, plastic, variable, yielding; droopy, flaccid, floppy, limp; semiflexibleNear Antonyms inelastic, nonmalleable, unyielding; breakable, brittle, fragileAntonyms inflexible, rigid, stiff, stiffened

  2. 2 able to revert to original size and shape after being stretched, squeezed, or twisted <shoes made from supple leather> Synonyms bouncy, flexible, resilient, rubberlike, rubbery, springy, stretch, stretchable, stretchy, elastic, whippyRelated Words adaptable, ductile, kneadable, malleable, moldable, plastic, pliable, pliant; limber, lissome (also lissom), lithe, lithesome, willowyNear Antonyms compact, firm, hard, solid, unyielding; brittle, crisp, crumbly, flaky (also flakey), friable, shortAntonyms inelastic, inflexible, nonelastic, rigid, stiff




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