light-hearted


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Related to light-hearted: forthrightness, placating, reproachfully

light-hearted

adj
cheerful or carefree in mood or disposition
ˌlight-ˈheartedly adv
ˌlight-ˈheartedness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.light-hearted - carefree and happy and lightheartedlight-hearted - carefree and happy and lighthearted; "was loved for her blithe spirit"; "a merry blithesome nature"; "her lighthearted nature"; "trilling songs with a lightsome heart"
cheerful - being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits; "her cheerful nature"; "a cheerful greeting"; "a cheerful room"; "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be"

light-hearted

adjective carefree, happy, bright, glad, sunny, cheerful, jolly, merry, upbeat (informal), playful, joyous, joyful, genial, chirpy (informal), jovial, untroubled, gleeful, happy-go-lucky, gay, effervescent, blithe, insouciant, frolicsome, ludic (literary), jocund, blithesome (literary) They were light-hearted and prepared to enjoy life.
low, sad, depressed, gloomy, melancholy, dejected, despondent, morose, heavy-hearted, cheerless
Translations

light-hearted

[ˈlaɪtˈhɑːtɪd] ADJdesenfadado, alegre; [remark] → poco serio, dicho en tono festivo

light-hearted

[ˈlaɪtˈhɑːtɪd] adj (person, laugh) → spensierato/a, gaio/a; (discussion) → non impegnato/a

light2

(lait) adjective
1. easy to lift or carry; of little weight. I bought a light suitcase for plane journeys.
2. easy to bear, suffer or do. Next time the punishment will not be so light.
3. (of food) easy to digest. a light meal.
4. of less weight than it should be. The load of grain was several kilos light.
5. of little weight. Aluminium is a light metal.
6. lively or agile. She was very light on her feet.
7. cheerful; not serious. light music.
8. little in quantity; not intense, heavy, strong etc. light rain.
9. (of soil) containing a lot of sand.
ˈlightly adverb
ˈlightness noun
ˈlighten verb
to make or become less heavy. She lightened her suitcase by taking out several pairs of shoes; The postman's bag of parcels lightened as he went from house to house.
ˌlight-ˈfingered adjective
inclined to steal things.
ˌlight-ˈheaded adjective
dizzy and giddy.
ˌlight-ˈhearted adjective
happy and free from anxiety; not grave or serious. a light-hearted mood.
ˈlightweight adjective
light in weight. a lightweight raincoat.
get off lightly
to escape or be allowed to go without severe punishment etc.
make light of
to treat (problems etc) as unimportant.
travel light
to travel with little luggage.
References in classic literature ?
It is gone off this weary old world, and we may be as light-hearted as little Phoebe herself.
Some of the damsels mounted on pillions behind their favorite swains, and their light-hearted laughter, mingling with the clatter of hoofs, echoed along the silent woodlands, sounding fainter and fainter, until they gradually died away, --and the late scene of noise and frolic was all silent and deserted.
He is the most gamesome and light-hearted of all the whales, making more gay foam and white water generally than any other of them.
But he only laughed, in his light-hearted way, and fell to making fun of my sorry plight.
She tried to hold up after that; and many a time, when they told her she was thoughtless and light-hearted, made believe to be so; but it was all a bygone then.
And then fell to pulling off, not only his jacket and waistcoat, but his shirt too, in a manner at once light-hearted, businesslike, and bloodthirsty.
She had found him a pleasant companion, light-hearted, fond of music and fun, polite and considerate, appreciative of her talents, quick-witted without being oppressively clever, and, as a married man, disinterested in his attentions.
Tis not in me to disturb a light-hearted lover, this night," he muttered, a memory of Marian coming back to him.
Hosts loved to detain the dry lawyer, when the light-hearted and loose-tongued had already their foot on the threshold; they liked to sit a while in his unobtrusive company, practising for solitude, sobering their minds in the man's rich silence after the expense and strain of gaiety.
Nicholson himself had a great fund of humour, of the Scots order - intellectual, turning on the observation of men; his own character, for instance - if he could have seen it in another - would have been a rare feast to him; but his son's empty guffaws over a broken plate, and empty, almost light-hearted remarks, struck him with pain as the indices of a weak mind.
As Spring, Mother of many-coloured birth, doth rear The young light-hearted world, so Autumn drains The nectar of the world's maturity.
Mounted on an excellent horse, which he was to leave at the end of twenty leagues in order to take the post, Planchet set off at a gallop, his spirits a little depressed by the triple promise made him by the Musketeers, but otherwise as light-hearted as possible.