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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Supple  \Sup"ple\,  a.  [OE.  souple,  F.  souple,  from  L.  supplex 
  suppliant,  perhaps  originally,  being  the  knees.  Cf 
  1.  Pliant;  flexible;  easily  bent;  as  supple  joints;  supple 
  2.  Yielding  compliant;  not  obstinate;  submissive  to  guidance; 
  as  a  supple  horse. 
  If  punishment  .  .  .  makes  not  the  will  supple,  it 
  hardens  the  offender.  --Locke. 
  3.  Bending  to  the  humor  of  others  flattering;  fawning; 
  obsequious.  --Addison. 
  Syn:  Pliant;  flexible;  yielding;  compliant;  bending; 
  flattering;  fawning;  soft. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Supple  \Sup"ple\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Suppled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  make  soft  and  pliant;  to  render  flexible;  as  to  supple 
  The  flesh  therewith  she  suppled  and  did  steep. 
  2.  To  make  compliant,  submissive,  or  obedient. 
  A  mother  persisting  till  she  had  bent  her  daughter's 
  mind  and  suppled  her  will  --Locke. 
  They  should  supple  our  stiff  willfulness.  --Barrow. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Supple  \Sup"ple\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  soft  and  pliant. 
  The  stones  .  .  .  Suppled  into  softness  as  they  fell. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  gracefully  slender;  moving  and  bending  with  ease  [syn:  {lissome}, 
  {lissom},  {lithe},  {lithesome},  {slender},  {svelte}, 
  2:  (used  of  e.g.  personality  traits)  readily  adaptable;  "a 
  supple  mind";  "a  limber  imagination"  [syn:  {limber}] 
  3:  (used  of  persons'  bodies)  capable  of  moving  or  bending 
  freely  [syn:  {limber}] 

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