lissome


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lis·some

also lis·som  (lĭs′əm)
adj.
1. Moving or able to move with grace and ease; lithe and graceful.
2. Easily bent; supple.

[Alteration of lithesome.]

lis′some·ly adv.
lis′some·ness n.

lis•some

or lis•som

(ˈlɪs əm)

adj.
1. lithe and graceful; supple; lithesome.
2. agile, nimble, or active.
[1790–1800; assimilated form of *lithsome, variant of lithesome]
lis′some•ly, adv.
lis′some•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lissome - moving and bending with ease
graceful - characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
References in classic literature ?
She seemed so much softer, so much more pliant, and tender, and lissome.
She was like--so like; not in feature, perhaps, but in grace and colouring--the grace of a slender, lissome form and the colouring of cloudy hair and wistful, dark gray eyes, and curving red mouth; and more than all, she was like her in expression--in the subtle revelation of personality exhaling from her like perfume from a flower.
There was a grace, which no austerity could diminish, about every movement of her lissome, slender form; her quiet brow, the delicate grave outlines of her face, and her clearly cut features indicated noble birth; her expression was gentle and proud; her thick hair had been simply braided, the coronet of plaits about her head served, all unknown to her, as an adornment.
Naturally, viewers would want to see for themselves if she 'deserves' being singled out, among many other lissome starlets currently available, for the 'third lead' role in the hot-to-trot island romance.
Long-haired, lissome, robed in green and yellow and white,
In 1945, the Miss America Pageant constituted a symbolic return to normalcy for the country; a promise that a still-smoldering Europe and a Japan about to face its first devastating nuclear winter could not keep patriotic Americans from leering at a bunch of lissome young beauties parading across a stage in flattering but modest swimwear.
Should it be a inter-caste love story between Talpade and the lissome dancer (Pallavi Sharda) or should it capture the eccentricity of his brilliance?
I tried mixing shells of various lengths, and the lissome little pump gun shucked them in and the empties out lickety-split.
The lissome actor won the award beating his "Sherlock" co-actor Martin Freeman.
Below the lissome bodywork, which still bears more than a passing resemblance to the original, there's an all-wheel drive chassis with active rear axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, Porsche's Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) active anti-roll system and a Sport Chrono Package Plus incorporating dynamic engine mounts and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB), In prole, the Exclusive GB Edition shows a clear link to the rst 911 Turbo - the black rear upper spoiler, Sport Classic wheels in black, black nished exterior door handles, and the black 'Porsche' script along the sills pay homage to its illustrious forebear.
Below the lissome bodywork, which still bears more than a passing resemblance to the original, there's an all-wheel drive chassis with active rear axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, Porsche's Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) active anti-roll system and a Sport Chrono Package Plus incorporating dynamic engine mounts and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB), In profile, the Exclusive GB Edition shows a clear link to the first 911 Turbo - the black rear upper spoiler, Sport Classic wheels in black, black finished exterior door handles, and the black 'Porsche' script along the sills pay homage to its illustrious forebear.
At another point, he told the actress, "You are so hot and intelligent, lissome and taught (sic).