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lithe

adjective uk   us   /laɪð/
young, healthy, attractive, and able to move and bend smoothly: He had the lithe, athletic body of a ballet dancer.
lithely
adverb uk   us   /ˈlaɪð.li/
Translations of “lithe”
in Arabic رَشيق…
in Korean 유연한…
in Malaysian mudah meliuk lentur…
in French agile, souple…
in Italian agile, flessuoso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 柔韌而優雅的,輕巧自如的…
in Vietnamese mềm mại…
in Spanish ágil…
in Portuguese ágil, gracioso…
in Thai อ่อนช้อย…
in German geschmeidig…
in Catalan àgil…
in Japanese しなやかな…
in Indonesian lentur…
in Chinese (Simplified) 柔韧而优雅的,轻巧自如的…
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