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lithe

adjective

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1 able to bend easily without breaking
  • the lithe blade of a fencing foil

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2 moving easily
  • lithe dancers glided across the stage

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3 having a noticeably small amount of body fat
  • she has the lithe, sinewy body of a distance runner

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The first known use of lithe was in the 14th century

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“Lithe.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lithe. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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