Synonyms for lissome

Grammar : Adj
Spell : lis-uhm
Phonetic Transcription : ˈlɪs əm

Définition of lissome

Origin :
  • c.1800, variant of lithesome.
  • adj agile and thin
Example sentences :
  • Slim and lissome, the dew of childhood was still on her lips, and the mist of it in her eyes.
  • Extract from : « Oh, You Tex! » by William Macleod Raine
  • She stood tall and lissome, the picture of slender, robust health.
  • Extract from : « Highways in Hiding » by George Oliver Smith
  • She was of medium stature, slender and lissome, looking taller than she really was.
  • Extract from : « The Golden Dog » by William Kirby
  • In his barbaric way he was somewhat of a dancer, and his legs were as lissome as his arms.
  • Extract from : « A Man to His Mate » by J. Allan Dunn
  • What rhythms are so lissome and persuasive as those of the first part?
  • Extract from : « The Life of Francis Thompson » by Everard Meynell
  • I took his hands, and made them lissome with a soft, light rubbing.
  • Extract from : « Erema » by R. D. Blackmore
  • She was dressed in rich brown velveteen, made to fit her lissome figure.
  • Extract from : « Light O' The Morning » by L. T. Meade
  • He has twined his arms round her lissome figure, and is gazing anxiously into her eyes.
  • Extract from : « Rossmoyne » by Unknown
  • But, with all her savage, lissome strength she scratched and struck and struggled.
  • Extract from : « An Apache Princess » by Charles King
  • You, like a Hermes so lissome and strong, Fresh from the master Praxiteles' hand?
  • Extract from : « John Wesley, Jr. » by Dan B. Brummitt

Antonyms for lissome

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