Definition of winsome in English:

winsome

Line breaks: win|some
Pronunciation: /ˈwɪns(ə)m
 
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adjective

Derivatives

winsomely

adverb
More 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

noun
More 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.

Origin

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

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