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lithe / lī[voicedth]/ (also lithe·some) • adj. (esp. of a person's body) thin, supple, and graceful. DERIVATIVES: lithe·ly adv. lithe·ness n. ORIGIN: Old English līthe ‘gentle, meek,’ also ‘mellow,’ of Germanic origin; related to German lind ‘soft, gentle.’

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