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From life +‎ -some.


lifesome (comparative more lifesome, superlative most lifesome)

  1. (poetic, obsolete) animated; gay; lively; sprightly
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      My sister may not visit us,
      My mother says her nay:
      O Edward! you are all to me,
      I wish for your sake I could be
      More lifesome and more gay.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for lifesome in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)