adjective, lith·er, lith·est.
Origin of lithe
Examples from the Web for lither
Next beyond this manor of Ely house is Lither lane, turning into the field.
Then higher is Lither lane, turning also to the field, lately replenished with houses built, and so to the bar.
She was like a tigress in a wicker cage, growing hungrier, lither, more gracefully fierce.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes
One of the men was Pagratide, transformed by anger; seemingly taller, darker, lither.The Lighted Match|Charles Neville Buck
The north dialect also contains the word "lither" meaning sluggish.The Danes in Lancashire and Yorkshire|S. W. Partington
Word Origin for lithe
Old English liðe "soft, mild, gentle, meek," from Proto-Germanic *linthja- (cf. Old Saxon lithi "soft, mild, gentle," Old High German lindi, German lind, Old Norse linr, with characteristic loss of "n" before "th" in English), from PIE root *lent- "flexible" (cf. Latin lentus "flexible, pliant, slow," Sanskrit lithi). In Middle English, used of the weather. Current sense of "easily flexible" is from c.1300. Related: Litheness.