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supple

adjective uk   us   /ˈsʌp.l̩/

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.

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.
suppleness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “supple”
in Arabic مَرِن…
in Korean 유연한…
in Malaysian lembut…
in French souple…
in Turkish esnek, yumuşak, eğilir…
in Italian agile, elastico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 彎曲的, 易彎曲的,柔軟的,柔韌的…
in Russian гибкий…
in Polish giętki, gibki…
in Vietnamese dẻo, dễ uốn…
in Spanish flexible…
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 Indonesian lentur…
in Chinese (Simplified) 弯曲的, 易弯曲的,柔软的,柔韧的…
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