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

adj moving and bending with ease

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

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

flexible, flexile
able to flex; able to bend easily

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

“a supple mind”
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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