English edit

Etymology edit

From French souplesse.

Noun edit

souplesse (uncountable)

  1. As articulated by Daryl Copeland: in guerrilla diplomacy, the ability to connect with the global political economy of knowledge for the remedial application of scientific and technological capacity in order to engage specific threats and challenges, typically in support of security and regional development.

French edit

Etymology edit

From souple +‎ -esse.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /su.plɛs/
  • Rhymes: -ɛs
  • (file)

Noun edit

souplesse f (plural souplesses)

  1. suppleness

Further reading edit

Italian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French souplesse.

Noun edit

souplesse f (invariable)

  1. suppleness, agility, grace of movement
  2. (figurative, by extension) aptitude to regulate one's conduct according to the circumstances; adaptability