AskDefine | Define lithe

Dictionary Definition

lithe adj : gracefully slender; moving and bending with ease [syn: lissome, lissom, lithesome, slender, supple, svelte, sylphlike]

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English

Etymology

Old English līþe

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. Mild; calm.
    lithe weather
  2. Capable of being easily bent; pliant; flexible; limber; as, the elephant's lithe proboscis.
    • "...she danced with a kind of passionate fierceness, her lithe body undulating with flexuous grace..." — Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Synonyms

Verb

lithe
  1. To smooth; to soften; to palliate.

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