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Meaning of WINSOME

Pronunciation:  'winsum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  charming in a childlike or naive way
 

WINSOME is a 7 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: attractive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Win"some\, a. [Compar. {Winsomer}; superl.
{Winsomest}.] [AS. wynsum, fr. wynn joy; akin to OS. wunnia,
OHG. wunna, wunni, G. wonne, Goth. wunan to rejoice (in
unwunands sad), AS. wunian to dwell. ????. See {Win}, v. t.,
{Wont}, a.]
1. Cheerful; merry; gay; light-hearted.

         Misled by ill example, and a winsome nature.
                                               --Jeffrey.

2. Causing joy or pleasure; gladsome; pleasant.

         Still plotting how their hungry ear That winsome
         voice again might hear.               --Emerson.

 

 

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