lithe


lithe

adjective

Definition of LITHE

1
able to bend easily without breaking <the lithe blade of a fencing foil>
Synonyms bendy [chiefly British], flexible, limber, lissome (also lissom), lithe, lithesome, pliable, pliant, supple
2
moving easily <lithe dancers glided across the stage>
Synonyms agile, featly, feline, gracile, light, light-footed (also light-foot), lightsome, lissome (also lissom), lithe, lithesome, nimble, spry
3
having a noticeably small amount of body fat <she has the lithe, sinewy body of a distance runner>
Synonyms bony (also boney), fatless, lean, lithe, skinny, slender, slim, spare, svelte

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