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lithe

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Adjective

CIDE DICTIONARY

lithev. t. & i. [Icel hl. See Listen.].
     To listen or listen to; to hearken to.  P. Plowman.  [1913 Webster]
lithea. [AS. l, for lin tender, mild, gentle; akin to G. lind, gelind, OHG. lindi, Icel. linr, L. lenis soft, mild, lentus flexible, and AS. linnan to yield. Cf. Lenient.].
  •  Mild; calm; as, lithe weather.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Capable of being easily bent; pliant; flexible; limber; as, the elephant's lithe proboscis.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
lithev. t. [AS. l. See Lithe, a.].
     To smooth; to soften; to palliate.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

lithe, adj. flexible, supple.

Derivative
lithely adv. litheness n. lithesome adj.
Etymology
OE lithe f. Gmc

THESAURUS

lithe

adaptable, bendable, bending, compliant, ductile, elastic, extensible, extensile, fabricable, facile, fictile, flexible, flexile, flexuous, formable, formative, giving, impressible, impressionable, lean, like putty, limber, lissome, lithesome, malleable, moldable, plastic, pliable, pliant, receptive, responsive, sensitive, sequacious, shapable, slender, slight, slim, spare, springy, submissive, supple, susceptible, thin, tractable, tractile, whippy, willowy, yielding

ROGET THESAURUS

lithe

Softness

N softness, pliableness, flexibility, pliancy, pliability, sequacity, malleability, ductility, tractility, extendibility, extensibility, plasticity, inelasticity, flaccidity, laxity, penetrability, clay, wax, butter, dough, pudding, alumina, argil, cushion, pillow, feather bed, down, padding, wadding, foam, mollification, softening, soft, tender, supple, pliant, pliable, flexible, flexile, lithe, lithesome, lissom, limber, plastic, ductile, tractile, tractable, malleable, extensile, sequacious, inelastic, aluminous, remollient, yielding, flabby, limp, flimsy, doughy, spongy, penetrable, foamy, cushiony, flaccid, flocculent, downy, edematous, oedematous, medullary, argillaceous, mellow, soft as butter, soft as down, soft as silk, yielding as wax, tender as chicken.


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