- adj. 柔软的；灵活的；顺从的；易弯曲的；逢迎的
- vt. 使柔软；使顺从
- vi. 变柔顺；变柔软
- n. (Supple)人名；(意、西)苏普莱
TEM8 GRE TOEFL
1. sub- => sup- + pliant => supple.
来自古法语 souple,柔软的，弯曲的，谦卑的，顺从的，来自拉丁语 supplex,谦卑的，顺从的， 恳求的，可能来自 sup-,在下，向下，-plex,弯，转，折叠，词源同 complex,complicate,supplicant. 后其原词义消失，引申比喻义柔软的，灵活的。
- supple (adj.)
- c. 1300, "soft, tender," from Old French souple, sople "pliant, flexible; humble, submissive" (12c.), from Gallo-Roman *supples, from Latin supplex "submissive, humbly begging, beseeching, kneeling in entreaty," literally "bending, kneeling down," perhaps an altered form of *supplacos "humbly pleading, appeasing," from sub "under" + placare "appease" (see placate). Meaning "pliant" is from late 14c.; figurative sense of "artfully obsequious, capable of adapting oneself to the wishes and opinions of others" is from c. 1600. Supple-chapped (c. 1600) was used of a flatterer. Related: Suppleness.
- 1. Although it's not strenuous exercise, you feel toned-up, supple and relaxed.
- 2. This mask leaves your complexion feeling soft and supple.
- 3. Traditional cheesemaking skills give our brie its soft, supple, creamy texture.
- 4. The wine has a medium-bodied, supple flavour.
- 5. Paul was incredibly supple and strong.
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