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Winsome (charming; happily engaging) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the adjective winsome

What does winsome mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more winsome / winsomer | most winsome / winsomest

  1. charming in a childlike or naive way

Alternative definition of the adjective winsome


  1. Charming; inspiring trust and approval; especially if in an innocent manner.

Definition of the adjective winsome for high school students

    charming, pleasing
    • example: After such a long, frustrating day, I was grateful for Chris's winsome attitude and childish naivete.

The adjective winsome is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

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Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: T-Z. Supplement. Bibliography. Grammar (1905)

by Joseph Wright

WINSOME, adj. Sc. Irel. Cum. Wm. Yks . Lan.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

„ ' Winsome (win sum), a. They set the wind to urinnowpulse and grain. Emerson, Muskotaquid.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Old English Language (1878)

by Francis Henry Stratmann

pynsnm, winsome, Marh. 19; wunsum (wonsum) Lai.

Google previewA Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary (1894)

For the Use of Students by John R. Clark Hall

winsome, ¡ feasant, delightful, joyful, merry. CP , JE. \Ger. wonnesam] wynsumian wv. to rejoice, ...

Google previewMartha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts (2012)

by Martha Stewart Living Magazine

Or give new life to castoff clothes: nearforgotten sweaters can be machine-felted and cut up to create fuzzy farm animals, and stray socks are easy to turn into winsome dogs of any breed. Equally at home in a stroller, on bunk beds, or at ...

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If you are ugly, be winsome.
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Scrabble value of W4I1N1S1O1M3E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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