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lithe

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