winsome

[ win-suh m ]
/ ˈwɪn səm /

adjective

sweetly or innocently charming; winning; engaging: a winsome smile.

Origin of winsome

before 900; Middle English winsom, Old English wynsum, equivalent to wyn joy (see wynn) + -sum -some1

Related forms

win·some·ly, adverbwin·some·ness, nounun·win·some, adjective
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winsome

/ (ˈwɪnsəm) /

adjective

charming; winning; engaginga winsome smile

Derived Forms

winsomely, adverbwinsomeness, noun

Word Origin for winsome

Old English wynsum, from wynn joy (related to Old High German wunnia, German Wonne) + -sum -some 1
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