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Lithe; lissome.
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a less common word for lissom
[C18: from lithe + -some1]
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(ˈlaɪð səm, ˈlaɪθ-)
lithe; lissome.
[1760–70; lithe + -some1]
lithe′some•ly, adv.
lithe′some•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lithesome - moving and bending with ease
graceful - characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
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