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Definition of Supple


  1. Pliant; flexible; easily bent; as, supple joints; supple fingers.
  2. Yielding compliant; not obstinate; submissive to guidance; as, a supple horse.
  3. Bending to the humor of others; flattering; fawning; obsequious.
  4. To make soft and pliant; to render flexible; as, to supple leather.
  5. To make compliant, submissive, or obedient.
  6. To become soft and pliant.

Supple Quotations

Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.
Samuel Ullman

I am inspired by anything beautiful. Sometime it's a pair of eyes or flowing gorgeous hair, other times it's the sky or a sunset. I've been inspired by supple skin or the texture of a soft shirt.
Nadine Velazquez

Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one.
Edith Wharton

Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer.
D. H. Lawrence

The real American type can never be a ballet dancer. The legs are too long, the body too supple and the spirit too free for this school of affected grace and toe walking.
Isadora Duncan
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Supple Translations

supple in Spanish is suave
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