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lissome

[lis-uh m] /ˈlɪs əm/
adjective
1.
lithesome or lithe, especially of body; supple; flexible.
2.
agile, nimble, or active.
Also, lissom.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; variant of lithesome
Related forms
lissomely, adverb
lissomeness, noun
Can be confused
lithe, lissome.
Antonyms
1. rigid. 2. clumsy.
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Word Origin and History for lissomeness
lissome
c.1800, variant of lithesome (1768, see lithe).
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