adjective, suppler, supplest.
bending readily without breaking or becoming deformed; pliant; flexible: a supple bough.
characterized by ease in bending; limber; lithe: supple movements.
characterized by ease, responsiveness, and adaptability in mental action.
compliant or yielding.
obsequious; servile.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), suppled, suppling.
to make or become supple.

1250–1300; (adj.) Middle English souple flexible, compliant < Old French: soft, yielding, lithe < Latin supplic- (stem of supplex) submissive, suppliant, equivalent to sup- sup- + -plic-, variously explained as akin to plicāre to fold1, bend (thus meaning “bent over”; cf. complex), or to plācāre to placate (thus meaning “in the attitude of a suppliant”); (v.) Middle English supplen to soften, derivative of the noun (compare Old French asoplir)

suppleness, noun
unsupple, adjective
unsuppleness, noun
unsupply, adverb Unabridged
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supple (ˈsʌpəl)
1.  bending easily without damage
2.  capable of or showing easy or graceful movement; lithe
3.  mentally flexible; responding readily
4.  disposed to agree, sometimes to the point of servility
5.  rare to make or become supple
[C13: from Old French souple, from Latin supplex bowed]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from O.Fr. souple "pliant, flexible," from Gallo-Romance *supples, from L. supplex (gen. supplicis) "submissive, humbly begging," lit. "bending, kneeling down," thought to be an altered form of *supplacos "humbly pleading, appeasing," from sub "under" + placare "appease" (see placate).
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Example sentences
Suppleness implies a flexibility and moldability but not a change in the basic
  nature of the underlying structure.
And my skin cleared up and took on an eerie, youthful suppleness.
Adoula showed suppleness but also determination and strength.
Nor was his intellectual rigidity, coupled as it was with an adroit suppleness,
  a particularly attractive trait.
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