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winsome

Syllabification: win·some
Pronunciation: /ˈwinsəm
 
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Definition of winsome in English:

adjective

Attractive or appealing in appearance or character: a winsome smile
More example sentences
  • He slid those dark eyes toward her, full of winsome appeal.
  • Perhaps the car's unusual looks, which were striking when it was first launched, are no longer as fresh and winsome as they once were.
  • She looked at the cop, quickly pulling on her most winsome innocent face.

Origin

Old English wynsum, from wyn 'joy' + -some1.

Derivatives

winsomely

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • I wonder if he was himself entirely convinced of the movement, but the result was at any rate better than any sappy and winsomely flat approach which is all too often the alternative.
  • Nightly she was called back for an encore, winsomely protesting that since she hadn't expected such an ecstatic reception she had nothing prepared and called instead for questions from the audience.
  • He'll flash his diamond ring at me and grin winsomely, call me ‘Guv'nor’ and set a price which will be high but just within the range he can read next to the word MUG on my forehead,.

winsomeness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Yet there is almost a winsomeness in that testiness.
  • Cute disguises its pessimism and political inertia as winsomeness.
  • Her never-ending winsomeness seems to ignore the world around her, and the film never calls her bluff.

Words that rhyme with winsome

lissomgypsumalyssum

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