or lis·som



lithesome or lithe, especially of body; supple; flexible.
agile, nimble, or active.

Nearby words

  1. lissajous figure,
  2. lisse,
  3. lissencephalia,
  4. lissive,
  5. lissom,
  6. lissomely,
  7. lissotrichous,
  8. lissotricic,
  9. list,
  10. list price

Origin of lissome

First recorded in 1790–1800; variant of lithesome

Related formslis·some·ly, adverblis·some·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for lissom




supple in the limbs or body; lithe; flexible
agile; nimble
Derived Formslissomly or lissomely, adverblissomness or lissomeness, noun

Word Origin for lissom

C19: variant of lithesome

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Word Origin and History for lissom



c.1800, variant of lithesome.

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