supple Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"supple" in British English

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suppleadjective

uk   us   /ˈsʌp.l̩/

supple adjective (BENDING)

bending or ​able to be ​benteasily; not ​stiff: I'm not supple enough (= my ​body doesn't ​bendeasily enough) to ​touch the ​floor. The ​gloves were made of very supple ​leather.

supple adjective (ABLE TO CHANGE)

literary able to ​changequickly and ​successfully to ​suit different ​conditions: She has ​shown that she has a supple ​mind. We need a more supple ​monetarypolicy.
suppleness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of supple from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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suppleadjective

 us   /ˈsʌp·əl/
bending or ​able to be ​benteasily; not ​stiff: His supple ​fingersmanipulated the ​needle with the ​utmostdelicacy. fig. Adams ​brings a supple (= ​easilychanging)voice to Mayfield’s ​songs.
(Definition of supple from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “supple”
in Korean 유연한…
in Arabic مَرِن…
in Malaysian lembut…
in French souple…
in Russian гибкий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 彎曲的, 易彎曲的,柔軟的,柔韌的…
in Italian agile, elastico…
in Turkish esnek, yumuşak, eğilir…
in Polish giętki, gibki…
in Spanish flexible…
in Vietnamese dẻo, dễ uốn…
in Portuguese flexível, elástico…
in Thai ความยืดหยุ่น…
in German geschmeidig…
in Catalan flexible…
in Japanese しなやかな, 柔軟な, 曲げやすい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 弯曲的, 易弯曲的,柔软的,柔韧的…
in Indonesian lentur…
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