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lissom or lissome
adjective: Agile; graceful.
Alteration of lithesome, from Old English lithe (flexible, mild) + -some (having a particular quality). Earliest documented use: 1800.
“Jorjie, still a comparatively lissom 13 stone, fills that niggling gap between lunch and dinner with two Mars Bars melted over a bowl of ice cream and Adam (19 stone) consumes 28 litres of fizzy drinks a week. Their parents, with one honourable exception, seem to regard these excesses as an intractable natural mystery.”
Thomas Sutcliffe; Last Night’s TV; The Independent (London, UK); Apr 5, 2007.
“Gyorgy Faludy dumped Eric for a lissom poetess more than 60 years his junior.”
Gyorgy Faludy; The Economist (London, UK); Sep 14, 2006.
See more usage examples of lissom in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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