lissom

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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.

lissom

(ˈlɪsəm) or

lissome

adj
1. supple in the limbs or body; lithe; flexible
2. agile; nimble
[C19: variant of lithesome]
ˈlissomly, ˈlissomely adv
ˈlissomness, ˈlissomeness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lissom - moving and bending with ease
graceful - characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution

lissom

lissome
Translations

lissom

lissome [ˈlɪsəm] ADJágil, flexible

lissom

[ˈlɪsəm] adjsouple, agile

lissom(e)

adjgeschmeidig; person alsogelenkig

lissom

[ˈlɪsəm] adj (liter) → leggiadro/a
References in classic literature ?
Then they examined the prizes, gathered up their things, and went off to the brook, where Martin swallowed huge draughts of water to get rid of the taste; and they visited the sedge-bird's nest, and from thence struck across the country in high glee, beating the hedges and brakes as they went along; and Arthur at last, to his intense delight, was allowed to climb a small hedgerow oak for a magpie's nest with Tom, who kept all round him like a mother, and showed him where to hold and how to throw his weight; and though he was in a great fright, didn't show it, and was applauded by all for his lissomness.
It is manufactured with glass- and synthetic fibers, showing a significantly higher flexibility and lissomness compared to a standard glass nonwoven.