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English definition of “lithe”

lithe

adjective     /laɪð/
young , healthy , attractive , and able to move and bend smoothly : He had the lithe, athletic body of a ballet dancer .Fit and healthyThin or slender (of people)Not fit and healthyNarrow and thin lithely     /ˈlaɪð.li/ adverb Fit and healthyThin or slender (of people)Not fit and healthyNarrow and thin
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