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supple


supple

adjective

Definition of SUPPLE

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, supple
2
able to revert to original size and shape after being stretched, squeezed, or twisted <shoes made from supple leather>
Near Antonyms compact, firm, hard, solid, unyielding; brittle, crisp, crumbly, flaky (also flakey), friable, short

February 28, 2015
pontificate Hear it
To speak pompously or dogmatically
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