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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.

lithe

(laɪð)
adj
flexible or supple
[Old English (in the sense: gentle; C15: supple); related to Old High German lindi soft, Latin lentus slow]
ˈlithely adv
ˈlitheness n

lithe

(laɪð, laɪθ)

adj. lith•er, lith•est.
bending readily; pliant; limber; supple; flexible.
[before 900; Middle English lith(e), Old English līthe, c. Old Saxon līthi, Old High German lindi mild, Latin lentus slow]
lithe′ly, adv.
lithe′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lithe - moving and bending with ease
graceful - characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution

lithe

adjective supple, flexible, agile, limber, pliable, pliant, lissom(e), loose-jointed, loose-limbed His walk was lithe and graceful.
Translations
مَرِن، لَيِّن، رشيق
mrštný
smidig
lipur, liîugur
lokans

lithe

[laɪð] ADJágil

lithe

[ˈlaɪð] adjagile, souple

lithe

adj (+er)geschmeidig; person, body alsogelenkig

lithe

[laɪð] adj (frm) → agile, flessuoso/a

lithe

(laið) adjective
(used especially of the human body) bending easily; flexible. as lithe as a cat.
ˈlitheness noun
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