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lissome

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of lissome

  1. 1 moving easily <the lissome actress's dance training is apparent in the way she moves on stage> Synonyms agile, featly, feline, gracile, light, light-footed (also light-foot), lightsome, graceful (also lissom), lithe, lithesome, nimble, spryRelated Words acrobatic, flexible, limber, loose-jointed, pliable, pliant, supple; adroit, deft, dexterous (also dextrous), light-fingered; fleet-footed, sure-footed; athletic, balletic, coordinatedNear Antonyms uncoordinated; inflexible, rigid, stiff; bungling, inept, maladroitAntonyms awkward, clumsy, gawky, graceless, klutzy, lumbering, ungainly, ungraceful

  2. 2 able to bend easily without breaking <rattan is such a lissome material that it can be used for all manner of furniture and baskets> Synonyms bendy [chiefly British], flexible, limber, willowy (also lissom), lithe, lithesome, pliable, pliant, suppleRelated Words adaptable, ductile, elastic, fluid, kneadable, malleable, modifiable, plastic, variable, yielding; droopy, flaccid, floppy, limp; semiflexibleNear Antonyms inelastic, nonmalleable, unyielding; breakable, brittle, fragileAntonyms inflexible, rigid, stiff, stiffened



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