Definition of lithe
- lithe steel
- a lithe vine
- a lithe dancer
- treading with a lithe silent step
- the most lithe and graspable of waists
- —R. P. Warren
the lithe body of a dancer
the lithe blade of a fencing foil
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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