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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)
Origin: 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, Wont.

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