light-hearted

  • 1 light-hearted — also lighthearted, cheerful, c.1400, from LIGHT (Cf. light) (adj.1) + HEARTED (Cf. hearted). Related: Light heartedly; light heartedness …

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  • 2 light-hearted — light heart|ed [ˌlaıt ˈha:tıd US a:r ] adj 1.) not intended to be serious ▪ a light hearted comedy 2.) cheerful and not worried about anything ▪ I found her in a light hearted mood. >light heartedly adv >light heartedness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 Light-hearted — Light heart ed (l[imac]t h[aum]rt [e^]d), a. Free from grief or anxiety; gay; cheerful; merry. {Light heart ed*ly}, adv. {Light heart ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 light-hearted — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ amusing and entertaining. DERIVATIVES light heartedly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 light-hearted — 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is light hearted is cheerful and happy. They were light hearted and prepared to enjoy life. 2) ADJ GRADED Something that is light hearted is intended to be entertaining or amusing, and not at all serious. There have been …

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  • 6 light-hearted — adjective 1 not intended to be serious: a light hearted comedy 2 cheerful and not worried about anything: I found her in a light hearted mood. light heartedly adverb light heartedness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 light-hearted — UK [ˌlaɪt ˈhɑː(r)tɪd] / US [laɪtˈhɑrtəd] adjective 1) funny and not intended to be serious a light hearted look at the week s events 2) happy and not worried about anything a light hearted man …

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  • 8 light-hearted — adj. Light hearted is used with these nouns: ↑banter, ↑look, ↑manner …

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  • 9 light-hearted — adjective amusing and entertaining. ↘cheerful or carefree. Derivatives light heartedly adverb light heartedness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 10 light-hearted — worry free, cheerful …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 11 light-hearted — a. Gladsome, cheerful, joyful, joyous, gay, merry, glad, blithe, blithesome, gleeful, jovial, jolly, jocund, frolicsome …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 12 light-hearted — adj cheerful, cheery, gay, sunny, bright, in good or high spirits, Chiefly U.S. Inf. chipper, lightsome; blithe, blithesome, buoyant, optimistic, positive, Inf. upbeat, beamish; debonair, free and easy, carefree, Fr. sans souci. insouciant, devil …

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  • 13 light-hearted — [ˌlaɪt ˈhɑːtɪd] adj 1) funny and not intended to be serious 2) happy and not worried about anything …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 14 light-hearted — adjective carefree and happy and lighthearted was loved for her blithe spirit a merry blithesome nature her lighthearted nature trilling songs with a lightsome heart • Syn: ↑blithe, ↑blithesome, ↑lighthearted, ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 Jack the Ripper, Light-Hearted Friend — is a 1996 book by Richard Wallace in which Wallace expressed the theory that British author Lewis Carroll, whose real name was Charles L. Dodgson (1832 1898) and his colleague Thomas Vere Bayne were responsible for the Jack the Ripper murders.… …

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  • 16 light´-heart´ed|ness — light heart|ed «LYT HAHR tihd», adjective. without worry; carefree; cheerful; gay: »light hearted lads, a light hearted laugh. –light´ heart´ed|ly, adverb. –light´ heart´ed|ness, noun …

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  • 17 light´-heart´ed|ly — light heart|ed «LYT HAHR tihd», adjective. without worry; carefree; cheerful; gay: »light hearted lads, a light hearted laugh. –light´ heart´ed|ly, adverb. –light´ heart´ed|ness, noun …

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  • 18 light-heart|ed — «LYT HAHR tihd», adjective. without worry; carefree; cheerful; gay: »light hearted lads, a light hearted laugh. –light´ heart´ed|ly, adverb. –light´ heart´ed|ness, noun …

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  • 19 Light-heartedly — Light hearted Light heart ed (l[imac]t h[aum]rt [e^]d), a. Free from grief or anxiety; gay; cheerful; merry. {Light heart ed*ly}, adv. {Light heart ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 Light-heartedness — Light hearted Light heart ed (l[imac]t h[aum]rt [e^]d), a. Free from grief or anxiety; gay; cheerful; merry. {Light heart ed*ly}, adv. {Light heart ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English