Lissom Lis"som, Lissome Lis"some (l[i^]s"s[u^]m), a. [For lithesome.] 1. Limber; supple; flexible; lithe; lithesome. [1913 Webster]

Straight, but as lissome as a hazel wand. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. Light; nimble; active. --Halliwell. -- {Lis"some*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • lissom — lis|som lissome [ˈlısəm] adj literary [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: lithesome lissom (18 20 centuries), from lithe + some] a body that is lissom is thin and graceful = ↑lithe …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lissom — adjective see lissome …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lissom — adjective Variant spelling of lissome …   Wiktionary

  • lissom — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. lithe, limber, supple, agile, flexible, pliant, loose, graceful, light on one s feet. ANT.: stiff, heavy, awkward …   English dictionary for students

  • lissom — adj. flexible, limber, supple; agile, nimble; slender with elegance and beauty …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lissom — (also lissome) adjective slim, supple, and graceful. Derivatives lissomness noun Origin C18: contr., from lithe + some1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • lissom — lis·som …   English syllables

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