Winsomeness Win"some*ness, n. The characteristic of being winsome; attractiveness of manner. --J. R. Green. [1913 Webster]

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  • winsomeness — winsome ► ADJECTIVE ▪ attractive or appealing. DERIVATIVES winsomely adverb winsomeness noun. ORIGIN from an Old English word meaning «joy» …   English terms dictionary

  • winsomeness — noun see winsome …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • winsomeness — See winsomely. * * * …   Universalium

  • winsomeness — noun The quality of being winsome …   Wiktionary

  • winsomeness — n. charm, pleasing character, quality of being winsome …   English contemporary dictionary

  • winsomeness — win·some·ness …   English syllables

  • winsomeness — win·some (wĭn’səm) adj. ▸ Charming, often in a childlike or naive way. ╂ [Middle English winsum, from Old English wynsum : from wynn, joy; see wen 1 + sum, characterized by; see SOME(Cf. ↑ some)1.] win’some·ly adv. win’some·ness n …   Word Histories

  • winsomeness — noun childlike charm or appeal • Derivationally related forms: ↑winsome • Hypernyms: ↑appeal, ↑appealingness, ↑charm …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pleasurableness — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Capability of giving pleasure PARAG:Pleasurableness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 pleasurableness pleasurableness pleasantness agreeableness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 pleasure giving pleasure giving jucundity delectability Sgm: N 1… …   English dictionary for students

  • winsome — adjective Etymology: Middle English winsum, from Old English wynsum, from wynn joy; akin to Old High German wunna joy, Latin venus desire more at win Date: before 12th century 1. generally pleasing and engaging often because of a childlike charm… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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