lissome

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EtymologyEdit

Alteration of lithesome

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AdjectiveEdit

lissome (comparative lissomer, superlative lissomest)

  1. lithe; quick and graceful in movement
    • Tennyson
      Straight, but as lissome as a hazel wand.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XI:
      Well, let me tell you, Jeeves, and you can paste this in your hat, shapeliness isn't everything in this world. In fact, it sometimes seems to me that the more curved and lissome the members of the opposite sex, the more likely they are to set Hell's foundations quivering.

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Last modified on 20 August 2013, at 20:24