Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The property or character of being winsome; attractiveness; loveliness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The characteristic of being winsome; attractiveness of manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being winsome

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

  • noun childlike charm or appeal

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Examples

  • Sam — sometimes I think it has a really pernicious undercurrent: not that winsomeness is the only behavior the authors can conceive of, but that it’s the only positive one.

    The problem of the Childlike Empress at SF Novelists

  • Ordinarily there was a suspicion of hardness in her face but there was also upon occasions a kind of winsomeness, an unexpected peeping out of a personality which was like the wraith of the child which she once had been -- a suggestion of girlish charm and spontaneity utterly unlike her usual self.

    The Lady Doc

  • It did not disturb her faith in the winsomeness she took for granted being irresistible.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • It did not disturb her faith in the winsomeness she took for granted being irresistible.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • It did not disturb her faith in the winsomeness she took for granted being irresistible.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • It did not disturb her faith in the winsomeness she took for granted being irresistible.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • It did not disturb her faith in the winsomeness she took for granted being irresistible.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • Marie - indeed, winsomeness being the only positive trait they can think of is the point I was trying to make - they want an “admirable female” character for the lead to fall for, so they need to give her “admirable qualities”, and the only one they can think of is cute/winsome/adorable pouting/etc.

    The problem of the Childlike Empress at SF Novelists

  • It did not disturb her faith in the winsomeness she took for granted being irresistible.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • A major departure for a director known for very proper British fare—including "Pride and Prejudice" and "Atonement"—"Hanna" is quite the improper little package, stylish, rich in singular images and one that carries itself with both the bravado of a spy thriller and the winsomeness of a fairy tale.

    'Arthur': He Drinks, Movie Falls Down

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