What does the word winsome mean?

Usage examples for winsome

  1. Love, I said, was not a lasting thing; but knowledge told me that it was for those of beauty and winsome ways, and not for me. – My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
  2. But as the days rolled by in that afflicted household, it really seemed as if they had lost their engaging, winsome little Peace for all time, so changed did the invalid grow. – Heart of Gold by Ruth Alberta Brown
  3. Now, the words of a young and winsome woman seldom fall lightly on the ears of a young man, and Grace spoke without affectation as one accustomed to be listened to, which was hardly surprising in the heiress of Carrington. – Lorimer of the Northwest by Harold Bindloss