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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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  • It showed her long, lissome form to great advantage.
  • Their show had plenty of comedy vigor and musical vivacity to both of which a lissome chorus contributed generously.
British Dictionary definitions for lissome

lissom

/ˈlɪsəm/
adjective
1.
supple in the limbs or body; lithe; flexible
2.
agile; nimble
Derived Forms
lissomly, lissomely, adverb
lissomness, lissomeness, noun
Word Origin
C19: variant of lithesome
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Word Origin and History for lissome
adj.

c.1800, variant of lithesome.

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