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Saturday, November 05, 2005

Definitions for winsome

  1. Cheerful; merry; gay; light-hearted.
  2. Causing joy or pleasure; agreeable; pleasant.

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Citations for winsome
And, oh, it was a sweet smile, they said, none sweeter, so winsome and large it transformed her melancholy face. Flavia Alaya, Under the Rose
The first time I met Diana, she was a winsome little girl full of energy and mischief. Annabel Goldsmith, Daily Telegraph
Origin of winsome
900
Winsome is from Old English wynsum, from wynn, "joy" + -sum (equivalent to Modern English -some), "characterized by."