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winsome

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adjective win·some \ˈwin(t)-səm\

Simple Definition of winsome

  • : cheerful, pleasant, and appealing

Full Definition of winsome

  1. 1 :  generally pleasing and engaging often because of a childlike charm and innocence <a winsome smile>

  2. 2 :  cheerful, lighthearted

win·some·ly adverb
win·some·ness noun

Examples of winsome

  1. He had a winsome, boyish smile.

  2. <she was a bright, winsome gamine who could draw a smile out of anyone>



Origin of winsome

Middle English winsum, from Old English wynsum, from wynn joy; akin to Old High German wunna joy, Latin venus desire — more at win


First Known Use: before 12th century



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