Lissomeness
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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  • lissomeness — noun see lissome …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lissomeness — See lissomely. * * * …   Universalium

  • lissomeness — n. flexibility, suppleness, gracefulness; agility …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lissomeness — lis·some·ness …   English syllables

  • lissomeness — noun the gracefulness of a person or animal that is flexible and supple • Syn: ↑litheness, ↑suppleness • Derivationally related forms: ↑supple (for: ↑suppleness), ↑lithe (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • litheness — noun the gracefulness of a person or animal that is flexible and supple • Syn: ↑lissomeness, ↑suppleness • Derivationally related forms: ↑supple (for: ↑suppleness), ↑lithe, ↑lissome …   Useful english dictionary

  • suppleness — noun 1. the gracefulness of a person or animal that is flexible and supple (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑lissomeness, ↑litheness • Derivationally related forms: ↑supple, ↑lithe (for: ↑litheness) …   Useful english dictionary

  • lissome — also lissom adjective Etymology: alteration of lithesome Date: 1763 1. a. easily flexed b. lithe 2 2. nimble • lissomely adverb • lissomeness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • lissome — lissomely, adv. lissomeness, n. /lis euhm/, adj. 1. lithesome or lithe, esp. of body; supple; flexible. 2. agile, nimble, or active. Also, lissom. [1790 1800; var. of LITHESOME] Ant. 1. rigid. 2. clumsy. * * * …   Universalium

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