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also lis·som  (lĭs′əm)
1. Moving or able to move with grace and ease; lithe and graceful.
2. Easily bent; supple.

[Alteration of lithesome.]

lis′some·ly adv.
lis′some·ness n.
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(ˈlɪsəm) or


1. supple in the limbs or body; lithe; flexible
2. agile; nimble
[C19: variant of lithesome]
ˈlissomly, ˈlissomely adv
ˈlissomness, ˈlissomeness n
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lissom - moving and bending with ease
graceful - characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
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lissome [ˈlɪsəm] ADJágil, flexible
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[ˈlɪsəm] adjsouple, agile
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adjgeschmeidig; person alsogelenkig
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[ˈlɪsəm] adj (liter) → leggiadro/a
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