: able to move in a very free and relaxed way
a loose-limbed athlete

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Recent Examples on the Web Fink’s chief goal is to create an irreverent, hip and loose-limbed tone for the WGA festivities. Brent Simon, Variety, 14 Apr. 2024 Adjusting to the character’s loose-limbed physicality has also required lifestyle changes. Thomas Floyd, Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2024 Waffles did mix things up by coming out from behind her DJ setup to bust some loose-limbed moves for the crowd. Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rolling Stone, 15 Mar. 2024 His plots are loose-limbed and picaresque, more Gogol than Turgenev. Patrick Kurp, WSJ, 5 Jan. 2024 Redford’s Johnny Hooker is the new kid in town, a loose-limbed rambler and gambler; Newman, 11 years his co-star’s senior, is the (marginally) more reliable Henry Gondorff, a consummate con man down on his luck. Ty Burr, Washington Post, 25 Dec. 2023 The mountains of premium rock were shipped first to Rajasthan, where thousands of craftsmen used chisel and hammer and ageless technique to extract the loose-limbed god within each block. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 9 Nov. 2023 There is a loose-limbed appeal to his performances, and that’s true here. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 5 Sep. 2023 Stacy’s rabbi and favorite Hebrew school instructor, Rabbi Rebecca (a scene-stealing Sarah Sherman of SNL), is goofy and eccentric, a loose-limbed cut-up who playfully prods her students and speaks with a sense of musicality. Chris Vognar, Rolling Stone, 25 Aug. 2023

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“Loose-limbed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loose-limbed. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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