[ UK /wˈɪnsʌm/ ]
[ US /ˈwɪnsəm/ ]
  1. charming in a childlike or naive way
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How To Use winsome In A Sentence

  • He slid those dark eyes toward her, full of winsome appeal.
  • Not for them your rustic kitchens and winsome acoustic soundtracks. Times, Sunday Times
  • Close against them and overpeering their tops were hollyhocks and dahlias; against these stood at lesser height sweet peas, asters, zinnias, coreopsis and others of like stature; in front of these were poppies for summer, marigolds for autumn; beneath these again were verbenas, candytuft -- all this is sketched from memory, and I recall the winsome effect rather than species and names; and still below nestled portulaca and periwinkle. The Amateur Garden
  • A hundred years before Bushnell gave his speech, New England gifts were embroidering frolicking lambs and winsome shepherdesses on needlework pictures and samplers.
  • Her never-ending winsomeness seems to ignore the world around her, and the film never calls her bluff.
  • Created and written by comedians Ruth Jones and James Corden, the show follows the title couple, played by the winsome Joanna Page and the just-handsome-enough Mathew Horne. "Gavin & Stacey": Catch BBC America's Latest, Sweetest Sitcom before It Gets the NBC Makeover
  • None of it is fatal, but it's neither particularly winsome nor witty. Times, Sunday Times
  • Lengthy bonding scenes follow in which, inevitably, the hardened, world-weary, cynical bodyguard learns to love the winsome little blonde.
  • Instead, it piles on the daffiness and winsomeness to such an extent that you keep thinking this trio must have trained at the Bridget Jones school of clowning.
  • None of it is fatal, but it's neither particularly winsome nor witty. Times, Sunday Times
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