lissome

[ lis-uhm ]

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Part of Speech

adjective

Origin + Etymology

1800's

variant of lithesome. Related: Lissomeness

Synonyms

  • limber
  • lithe
  • pliant

Antonyms

  • portly
  • rigid

Definition

agile, nimble, or active.

Example

The gymnast performed an impressive floor routine to demonstrate how strong and lissome they are.

Usage Over Time

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