supple

Something or someone that is supple bends and moves easily, like a contortionist at a circus sideshow. If you can wrap your legs around your neck, you most likely have a supple body.

Supple is often used as an adjective describing a body — such as a dancer’s; a fabric — such as soft leather; or a sound — such as an accomplished singer’s voice. This makes for a strange supple family, but all of its members can move with ease and flexibility. More idiomatically, supple can also be used to describe a mind. In this sense, it does not mean “easily brainwashed,” but has a more positive association with the open-mindedness of free-thinkers.

DEFINITIONS OF: supple

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adj moving and bending with ease

Synonyms:
lissom, lissome, lithe, lithesome, slender, svelte, sylphlike
graceful
characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution

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

Synonyms:
limber
flexible, flexile
able to flex; able to bend easily

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

“a supple mind”
Synonyms:
limber
flexible
capable of being changed

v make pliant and flexible

“These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use”
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
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