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English definition of “winsome”

winsome

adjective uk   /ˈwɪn.səm/ literary approving us  
attractive and pleasing, with simple qualities, sometimes like those a child has: Maria brought along her eldest daughter - a winsome lass with brown eyes and a ready smile.AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant
winsomely
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant
(Definition of winsome from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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