Definition for SUP'PLE

SUP'PLE, a. [Fr. souple; Arm. soublat, soublein, to bend.]

  1. Pliant; flexible; easily bent; as, supple joints; supple fingers. – Bacon. Temple.
  2. Yielding; compliant; not obstinate. If punishment makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender. – Locke.
  3. Bending to the humor of others; flattering; fawning. Addison.
  4. That makes pliant; as, supple government. – Shak.

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