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English definition of “supple”

supple

adjective (ABLE TO CHANGE)    /ˈsʌp.l̩/ 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     /-nəs/ noun [U] Flexible, loose and yielding
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