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winsome

adjective uk   us   /ˈwɪn.səm/ literary approving
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.
winsomely
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Translations of “winsome”
in Chinese (Traditional) 天真可愛的, 討人喜歡的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 天真可爱的, 讨人喜欢的…
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