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Lithe vs. Supple

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Litheverb

To go.

Suppleadjective

pliant, flexible, easy to bend

Litheverb

To become calm.

Suppleadjective

lithe and agile when moving and bending

‘supple joints; supple fingers’;

Litheverb

To make soft or mild; soften; alleviate; mitigate; lessen; smooth; palliate.

Suppleadjective

compliant; yielding to the will of others

‘a supple horse’;

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Litheverb

To attend; listen, hearken.

Suppleverb

(ambitransitive) To make or become supple.

Litheverb

(transitive) To listen to, hearken to.

Suppleverb

(transitive) To make compliant, submissive, or obedient.

Litheadjective

(obsolete) Mild; calm.

‘lithe weather’;

Suppleadjective

Pliant; flexible; easily bent; as, supple joints; supple fingers.

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Litheadjective

Slim but not skinny.

‘lithe body’;

Suppleadjective

Yielding compliant; not obstinate; submissive to guidance; as, a supple horse.

‘If punishment . . . makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.’;

Litheadjective

Capable of being easily bent; flexible.

‘the elephant’s lithe proboscis.’;

Suppleadjective

Bending to the humor of others; flattering; fawning; obsequious.

Litheadjective

Adaptable.

Suppleverb

To make soft and pliant; to render flexible; as, to supple leather.

‘The flesh therewith she suppled and did steep.’;

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Lithenoun

(Scotland) Shelter.

Suppleverb

To make compliant, submissive, or obedient.

‘A mother persisting till she had bent her daughter's mind and suppled her will.’; ‘They should supple our stiff willfulness.’;

Litheverb

To listen or listen to; to hearken to.

Suppleverb

To become soft and pliant.

‘The stones . . . Suppled into softness as they fell.’;

Litheverb

To smooth; to soften; to palliate.

Suppleverb

make pliant and flexible;

‘These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use’;

Litheadjective

Mild; calm; as, lithe weather.

Suppleadjective

gracefully slender; moving and bending with ease

Litheadjective

Capable of being easily bent; pliant; flexible; limber; as, the elephant's lithe proboscis.

Suppleadjective

(used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable;

‘a supple mind’; ‘a limber imagination’;

Litheadjective

gracefully slender; moving and bending with ease

Suppleadjective

(used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely

Lithe

Lithe is an experimental programming language created in 1982 by David Sandberg at the University of Washington which allows the programmer to freely choose their own syntax. Lithe combines the ideas of syntax-directed translation and classes in a novel manner that results in a remarkably simple yet powerful language.

Suppleadjective

bending and moving easily and gracefully; flexible

‘my mind is becoming more supple’; ‘her supple fingers’;

Suppleadjective

not stiff or hard; easily manipulated

‘this body oil leaves your skin feeling deliciously supple’;

Suppleverb

make more flexible.

Supple

Supple is a surname. Notable people with the surname include: Barry Supple (born 1930), English academic John Supple (c.

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