lissomeness


lissomeness
n. flexibility, suppleness, gracefulness; agility

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Lissomeness — Lissom Lis som, Lissome Lis some (l[i^]s s[u^]m), a. [For lithesome.] 1. Limber; supple; flexible; lithe; lithesome. [1913 Webster] Straight, but as lissome as a hazel wand. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. Light; nimble; active. Halliwell. {Lis… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lissomeness — noun see lissome …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lissomeness — See lissomely. * * * …   Universalium

  • lissomeness — lis·some·ness …   English syllables

  • lissomeness — noun the gracefulness of a person or animal that is flexible and supple • Syn: ↑litheness, ↑suppleness • Derivationally related forms: ↑supple (for: ↑suppleness), ↑lithe (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • litheness — noun the gracefulness of a person or animal that is flexible and supple • Syn: ↑lissomeness, ↑suppleness • Derivationally related forms: ↑supple (for: ↑suppleness), ↑lithe, ↑lissome …   Useful english dictionary

  • suppleness — noun 1. the gracefulness of a person or animal that is flexible and supple (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑lissomeness, ↑litheness • Derivationally related forms: ↑supple, ↑lithe (for: ↑litheness) …   Useful english dictionary

  • lissome — also lissom adjective Etymology: alteration of lithesome Date: 1763 1. a. easily flexed b. lithe 2 2. nimble • lissomely adverb • lissomeness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Letty Lind — Letitia Elizabeth Rudge, better known as Letty Lind (December 21 1861 August 27 1923), was an English actress, dancer and acrobat, best known for her work in Burlesque at the Gaiety Theatre, and in musical theatre at Daly s Theatre, in… …   Wikipedia

  • lissome — lissomely, adv. lissomeness, n. /lis euhm/, adj. 1. lithesome or lithe, esp. of body; supple; flexible. 2. agile, nimble, or active. Also, lissom. [1790 1800; var. of LITHESOME] Ant. 1. rigid. 2. clumsy. * * * …   Universalium


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