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Synonyms for supple
ˈsʌp əlsup·ple

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. supple

    Active refers to both quickness and constancy of action; in the former sense it is allied with agile, alert, brisk, etc.; in the latter, with busy, diligent, industrious. The active love employment, the busy are actually employed, the diligent and the industrious are habitually busy. The restless are active from inability to keep quiet; their activity may be without purpose, or out of all proportion to the purpose contemplated. The officious are undesirably active in the affairs of others. Compare ALERT; ALIVE; MEDDLESOME.

    Synonyms:
    active, agile, alert, brisk, bustling, busy, diligent, energetic, expeditious, industrious, lively, mobile, nimble, officious, prompt, quick, ready, restless, sprightly, spry, vigorous, wide awake

    Antonyms:
    dull, heavy, idle, inactive, indolent, inert, lazy, quiescent, quiet, slow, sluggish, stupid

    Preposition:
    Active in work, in a cause; for an object, as for justice; with persons or instrumentalities; about something, as about other people's business.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lissome, lissom, lithe, lithesome, slender, supple, svelte, sylphlikeadjective

    moving and bending with ease

    Synonyms:
    refined, svelte, slender, lithesome, lissom, limber, slight, polished, lithe, urbane, thin, slim, sylphlike, lissome

    Antonyms:
    awkward, inflexible

  2. limber, suppleadjective

    (used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable

    "a supple mind"; "a limber imagination"

    Synonyms:
    slender, lithesome, lissom, limber, sylphlike, lithe, svelte, lissome

    Antonyms:
    inflexible, awkward

  3. limber, suppleverb

    (used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely

    Synonyms:
    slender, lithesome, lissom, limber, sylphlike, lithe, svelte, lissome

    Antonyms:
    awkward, inflexible

  4. suppleverb

    make pliant and flexible

    "These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use"

    Antonyms:
    inflexible, awkward

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. suppleadjective

    Synonyms:
    pliant, flexible, limber, lithe, lithesome, easily bent

  2. suppleadjective

    Synonyms:
    yielding, compliant, submissive, humble, not obstinate

  3. suppleadjective

    Synonyms:
    servile, obsequious, cringing, slavish, fawning, grovelling, sycophantic

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. suppleadjective

    Synonyms:
    flexible, pliant, lithe, flexible

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "supple":

    flexible

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How to use supple in a sentence?

  1. Frank Straus Meyer:

    The ideal type of the Communist is a man in whom all individual, emotional, and unconscious elements have been reduced to a minimum and subjected to the control of an iron will, informed by a supple intellect. That intellect is totally at the service of a single and compelling idea, made incarnate in the Communist Party: the concept of History as an inexorable god whose ways are revealed ‘scientifically’ through the doctrine and method of Marxism-Leninism.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Some people bear startling resemblance with lovely Lotus flowers that grow in the mud, and yet rise above the murkier waters as astoundingly beautiful flowers. The mud of adversities, challenges and obstacles doesn't stop their growth, but offers the nourishment and strength to rise above the dirt. I often think that it must be the strong desire, tenacity and perseverance of Lotus flower that makes her so unique in rising above and beyond the normal limitations. Lest we forget, not everything that grows in the mud turns into an elegant Lotus flower. In my view we must strive to develop the same mental strength, perseverance and passion within - so as to grow above the mud of compelling circumstances, hate, hardships, social rejections, and discriminations that we often encounter in the real world. Only then we'll be able to transform into eloquent Lotus flowers, gently opening our soft and supple petals one by one, to make our world most beautiful.

  3. Robert Ford:

    This is a regime that is very supple politically. They’re very smart.


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