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Word Nerd: Winsome

Word Nerd Header Apr 2016 via LaWhimsywinsome definition Word Nerd via LaWhimsyWinsome means generally pleasing and engaging, often because of a childlike charm or innocence. Winsome derives from the Old English wynn (joy or pleasure).

Winsome also means cheerful, lighthearted and charming. Winsome is a fantastic descriptive term that has so many, well, winsome uses! One can have a winsome smile, a winsome laugh, a winsome style. Someone could stroll winsomely through a room or have a winsome attitude. 

winsome joy and celebration image crop from photo by clay banksvia LaWhimsyPure winsome joy simply radiates from this image!

Winsome is a word that I have known forever and that I probably overuse, but it’s just such a joy of a word. I mean, who doesn’t want to be described as winsome at least once (if not more) in their life?! I suppose some could look upon winsome as a negative, but childlike innocence belongs in life more than just in childhood. It’s a gift of pure delight and being able to tap into and protect that kind of winsome innocence is something worth striving for. What do you think of the word winsome?

Namaste ~ Ella

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