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also lis·som  (lĭs′əm)
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.
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or lis•som

(ˈlɪs əm)

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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lissome - moving and bending with ease
graceful - characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
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His body was something else, however, because his beefy arms and chunky legs were difficult to lissomely 'elongate' to pass for a young adult female's form.