- sweetly or innocently charming; winning; engaging: a winsome smile.
Origin of winsome
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Ah, when shall I be able to rise up out of this lower life, and fly to her who beckons me so winsomely?The Quest
Frederik van Eeden
If you will, of your own glad accord, freely, winsomely take the yoke upon you--that is what He asks.
Those who have themselves learned the truth and are patiently, faithfully, winsomely telling and teaching others.
His 'friendships' and associates, so winsomely 'sung' of, will demand full after-notice.The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw, Volume I (of 2)
He looked at me with his young blue eyes, eyes so bright, so navely inquisitive, so winsomely meditative.The White Peacock
D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
- charming; winning; engaginga winsome smile
Old English wynsum, from wynn joy (related to Old High German wunnia, German Wonne) + -sum -some 1
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Word Origin and History for winsomely
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