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supple

adjective uk   /ˈsʌp.l̩/ us  

supple adjective (BENDING)

bending or able to be bent easily; not stiff: I'm not supple enough (= my body doesn't bend easily enough) to touch the floor. The gloves were made of very supple leather.Flexible, loose and yielding

supple adjective (ABLE TO CHANGE)

literary able to change quickly and successfully to suit different conditions: She has shown that she has a supple mind. We need a more supple monetary policy.Adapting and attuning to somethingAdapting and modifying ChangingAdapting and modifying ChangingAdapting and attuning to something
suppleness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Flexible, loose and yielding
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