litheness


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lithe

 (līth)
adj. lith·er, lith·est
1. Readily bent; supple: lithe birch branches.
2. Marked by effortless grace: a lithe ballet dancer.

[Middle English, from Old English līthe, flexible, mild.]

lithe′ly adv.
lithe′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.litheness - the gracefulness of a person or animal that is flexible and supple
gracefulness - beautiful carriage
Translations
مُرونَه، لين، رَشاقَه
mrštnost
smidighed
lipurî
esneklikkıvraklıkyumuşaklık

lithe

(laið) adjective
(used especially of the human body) bending easily; flexible. as lithe as a cat.
ˈlitheness noun
References in classic literature ?
Saxon had not failed to note the litheness and grace in that lean and withered body.
There was an aspen in the orchard, the very embodiment of youth and spring in its litheness and symmetry.
You feel the poet's array of elements: sometimes gently meandering, sometimes open-ended like a heath, with poems composed to validate litheness.
These are compositions suffused with a sense of quiet harmony: bright and almost joyous, exhibiting a litheness of spirit.
At the end of the performance, Cats received a standing ovation by the Empire audience as they too had been entranced by the litheness of the dancers and the clarity of the voices.
Russia has no appetite for taking sides in the Iranian-Saudi dispute, but pursuing parallel relationships with countries that are bitter regional rivals is a test of its resourcefulness and litheness.
The publications' flexible and fluid nature had a litheness that allowed producers to respond to political events and triggers.
The Evoque convertible has all the agility, litheness and capability of its coupe and five-door siblings.
I recall that three years ago, when you came to Forest Hills--I had the feeling that a sixteen year old would have given much to have your vigor, litheness, your appearance of readiness to take on anything.
Habit, and a certain agility and litheness of body, which seem to be characteristic of the Hindoo, make the endurances of these runners among the most remarkable illustrations known of the muscular power of the human body.
A YACHT OF IMMENSE PRACTICALITY, SAFETY AND LITHENESS, IT IS SURE TO BE A FAVOURITE IN ANTIPODEAN WATERS.
The anonymous Variety reviewer considered that the actor possessed "none of the litheness, nor few of the accepted emotions of the prince of Denmark", while his rendering of the "To be or not to be" soliloquy was no better than that of "a provincial stock actor" ("Hamlet").