Litheness
Litheness Lithe"ness, n. The quality or state of being lithe; flexibility; limberness. [1913 Webster]

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  • litheness — lithe ► ADJECTIVE ▪ slim, supple, and graceful. DERIVATIVES lithely adverb litheness noun. ORIGIN Old English, «gentle, meek, mellow» …   English terms dictionary

  • litheness — noun see lithe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • litheness — See lithely. * * * …   Universalium

  • litheness — noun The property of being lithe …   Wiktionary

  • litheness — lithe·ness || laɪðnɪs n. flexibility, state of being bendable, quality of being pliant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • litheness — lithe·ness …   English syllables

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • lithe — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English līthe gentle; akin to Old High German lindi gentle, Latin lentus slow Date: 14th century 1. easily bent or flexed < lithe steel > < a lithe vine > 2. characterized by easy flexibility and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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