soople

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Adjective[edit]

soople (comparative more soople, superlative most soople)

  1. (obsolete, dialect) supple
    Ye think our questions to evade,
    An weel ye ken that soople trade,
    But Saunder's isna just the blade,
    That ye can flam wi' butter. — "Anither New Sang" [1]
  2. (dialect) suitable
    He's a right scholar, can write so small you can scarcely see it; younger nor I am, and more soople, sir, oh, far more soople.’ — Patrick O'Brian, "Master and Commander"