Verb(1) make pliant and flexible
Adjective(1) gracefully thin and bending and moving with ease(2) (used of e.g. personality traits(3) (used of persons' bodies
(1) I could never bring myself to pierce my supple skin with a dirty great syringe, however I don't see any reason why the crusty hippies who do should be thrown into jail.(2) In the applied arts, which were the style's first and most characteristic manifestation, Rococo designers were concerned with colourfully fragile decoration, supple curves, anti-architectonic forms, and spirited elegance.(3) The regular practice of certain postures and breathing exercises, make the body strong, supple and more healthy.(4) As if love were in his fingertips, he guides her in pirouettes and protects her supple back from bending too far.(5) He has written incisive lyrics, narratives, meditations and satires in verse that is both commanding and supple .(6) Pulling together: the roof of this little boathouse is derived from the repetition and rotation of a basic truss to form a supple curve that echoes the elegant dynamism of rowing(7) His hand was as firm and supple as ever, the late drawings an ever-more assured symphony of fine lines.(8) Handsome, supple and fluid down to his fingertips, this zesty company newcomer is a real find.(9) His first-time-out direction is imaginative and breathtakingly supple , the work of a greenhorn unsaddled by convention or limitation and able to tell a story in the precise terms forged by hundreds of live performances.(10) His baritone was strong and supple but never forced.(11) Venetian art is so supple , sensual, lavish with colour: and so anarchic with the rules of genre.(12) It adapts her supple camera style and keen editing eye to an amazing subject.(13) There is no shortage of sophisticated thinking, but the prose that delivers it is vigorous, endlessly supple and engaging everyday English.(14) In other instances, the need for smooth, supple legato is apparent; subtle variations of touches need to be used to ensure effective voicing and projection of the main line over relatively thick or busy accompanimental textures.(15) Much credit must be given to Iago's diabolical prowess which enables him to bend and twist the supple minds of his friends and spouse.(16) It's a supple , elastically acrobatic form of dance, an Afro-Brazilian fusion developed over hundreds of years in both regions.
1. lithe ::
2. pliant ::
3. slender ::
4. limber ::
1. inflexible ::
2. rigid ::
3. stiff ::
Different Formssupple, suppleness
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