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lithe

lithe

 
pronunciation:
laIth
part of speech: adjective
inflections: lither, lithest
definition 1: characterized by light, graceful, flexible movements.
The lithe young gymnast performed the move easily.
synonyms:
agile, graceful, lissome, nimble, supple
similar words:
airy, light-footed, lively, sprightly, spry
definition 2: easy to bend; supple; flexible; pliant.
The stems of the plant are lithe and strong.
synonyms:
limber, lissome, pliant, supple
antonyms:
rigid
similar words:
flexible, plastic, pliable
derivations: lithely (adv.), litheness (n.)