from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lithe; lissome.

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  • adj. Describing as being lithe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pliant; limber; flexible; supple; nimble; lissom.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pliant; limber; nimble; lissome.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. moving and bending with ease


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lithe +‎ -some


  • Esai is immediately attracted to the lithesome young lady, but Abigail rebuffs his attempts to initiate a simple conquest.

    Drink One to Me, Christian Bennett by Vicki Allen

  • Those who decide to remain on the seventh floor past their lithesome 20s have developed ways of coping.

    A Walk-Up Bargain

  • Most women I know are still shopping at Aritzia alongside their lithesome daughters who will gladly avert an eye roll with the up speaking cashier and the truth: "no, Mom that looks really GREAT on you" in exchange for leaving the store, three bags full without ever opening their own wallets.

    Deborah Divine: Forget Reinvention

  • I tried to imitate her hair, her lipstick, her lashes, the clothes of the lithesome, beautiful and generically appealing high school girls that I saw in those pages.

    Meryl Streep Barnard Graduation: 'You Just Have To Make Your Mother And Father Proud' (FULL TEXT) (VIDEO)

  • Despite her lithesome and well-proportioned figure, Galina had no balance.

    No Escape: Getting Out Of The Gulag

  • Dark and lithesome ponytailed hunks, dashing redheads with long transparent hair, subtle smiles, and open shirts, blond Adonises as evil as they are handsome; when it really comes down to it, the heart of shojo anime is the bishonen.

    Those Glorious Bishonen

  • But when they splash that elongated quasi-pornographic image of a lithesome California beach blonde, barely clothed, giving herself up to G.I. Joe with "A Kiss for the Road," the newspaper sends a not-so-subtle message to the home front: war = glory = sex.

    Peter Laufer: Rummy Scores in San Francisco

  • At this point, it doesn't even feel like it's Top Chef without some lithesome blond scampering down the beach.

    Jane McGivney: Top Chef: The Loneliest Clone

  • Once, at a similar grand-opening event, a lithesome, lycra-clad woman from New York City offered to introduce me to the wonders of compliant, dimpled effluvium.

    Harshing My Mellow (Pt. II): Partying in the John

  • Via the oil company's spy network, they decide to find some, er, bait--Aquaboy's girlfriend, a lithesome, skimpily dressed redhead named Marita?

    Archive 2008-09-01


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  • Means the same as lithe.

    October 17, 2007