lissome
also lissom adjective Etymology: alteration of lithesome Date: 1763 1. a. easily flexed b. lithe 2 2. nimblelissomely adverblissomeness noun

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  • lissome — index flexible, malleable, pliable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lissome — c.1800, variant of LITHESOME (Cf. lithesome) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lissome — lithesome, lithe, *supple, limber Analogous words: & Contrasted words: see those at LITHE …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • lissome — or lissom [lis′əm] adj. [altered < LITHESOME] bending or moving gracefully or with ease and lightness; lithe, supple, limber, agile, etc. lissomely adv. lissomly …   English World dictionary

  • Lissome — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lissome — lissom UK / US or lissome UK [ˈlɪs(ə)m] / US [ˈlɪsəm] adjective literary thin and graceful …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • lissome — adjective /ˈlɪsəm/ lithe; quick and graceful in movement Syn: flexible, limber, lithe, supple …   Wiktionary

  • lissome — Synonyms and related words: adaptable, bendable, bending, compliant, ductile, elastic, extensible, extensile, fabricable, facile, fictile, flexible, flexile, flexuous, formable, formative, giving, impressible, impressionable, like putty, limber,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lissome — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. limber, lithe, agile. See softness, elasticity.Ant., stiff, inflexible. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. lithe, supple, flexible; see agile , flexible 1 …   English dictionary for students

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