V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: charming because of innocent, childlike qualities

Synonyms: adorable, sweet, lovely, pleasant, charming, attractive, childlike, cute, innocent

Antonyms: charmless, unlovable

Tips: Winsome is derived from the Old English wynsum, which means "pleasant." Winsome is generally only used when describing someone who is charming thanks to pleasant innocence and youthful qualities.

Usage Examples:

The appeal of the movie "Forrest Gump" probably had a lot to do with the character's winsome charm. (childlike, innocent)

My father may have a gruff appearance, but his winsome wit and charm puts everyone at ease. (pleasant, sweet)

The teenager was always complimented on her winsome looks and beautiful smile. (lovely, pleasant, attractive)

Part of Jessica Simpson's appeal is that she has such a winsome character. (sweet, childlike, charming)

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