V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: gracefully flexible, and often accompanied by being thin and long

Synonyms: flexible, limber, pliant, supple, agile, graceful, nimble, svelte

Antonyms: stiff, awkward

Tips: Lithe originates from an Old English word meaning "gentle," ultimately from an Indo-European word meaning "flexible." Think of the grace and flexibility of a dancer's body. In addition to grace, lithe often connotes athleticism.

Usage Examples:

Everyone will watch the impressive feats of the lithe, young gymnasts in the Olympics this year. (flexible, agile)

The long, lithe tiger moved stealthily through the tall grass. (agile, graceful)

The director of the ballet admired the dedication his dancers put into their training, evidenced by their lithe bodies and graceful movements. (flexible, limber)

The woman's once-lithe hands were now stiff from the pain of arthritis. (pliant, supple, nimble)

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