Stiff and Supple


Stiff adjective - Incapable of or highly resistant to bending.
Usage example: use a stiff piece of paper for the project

Supple is an antonym for stiff in topics: unsupple, hard.


Supple adjective - Able to bend easily without breaking.
Usage example: a dome tent outfitted with supple fiberglass tent poles

Stiff is an antonym for supple in bendable topic.

Nearby Words: suppleness, suppled
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Supple or Stiff. 2016. Accessed December 08, 2022.
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