Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb supple

1 sense of supple

Sense 1
supple -- (make pliant and flexible; "These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Antonyms of adj supple

3 senses of supple

Sense 1
lissome, lissom, lithe, lithesome, slender, supple, svelte, sylphlike -- (moving and bending with ease)

INDIRECT (VIA graceful) -> awkward -- (lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance; "an awkward dancer"; "an awkward gesture"; "too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes"; "his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot")

Sense 2
limber, supple -- ((used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable; "a supple mind"; "a limber imagination")

INDIRECT (VIA flexible) -> inflexible -- (incapable of change; "a man of inflexible purpose")

Sense 3
limber, supple -- ((used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely)

INDIRECT (VIA flexible) -> inflexible -- (resistant to being bent; "an inflexible iron bar"; "an inflexible knife blade";)

Similarity of adj supple

3 senses of supple

Sense 1
lissome, lissom, lithe, lithesome, slender, supple, svelte, sylphlike -- (moving and bending with ease)
       => graceful (vs. awkward) -- (characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution)

Sense 2
limber, supple -- ((used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable; "a supple mind"; "a limber imagination")
       => flexible (vs. inflexible) -- (capable of being changed; "flexible schedules")

Sense 3
limber, supple -- ((used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely)
       => flexible (vs. inflexible), flexile -- (able to flex; able to bend easily; "slim flexible birches")

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