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Related to lighthearted: heavy hearted


Not being burdened by trouble, worry, or care; happy and carefree. See Synonyms at glad1.

light′heart′ed·ly adv.
light′heart′ed·ness n.


(ˈlaɪtˈhɑr tɪd)

carefree; cheerful; gay.
light′heart′ed•ly, adv.
light′heart′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lighthearted - carefree and happy and lightheartedlighthearted - 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"


1. Free from care or worry:
2. Being in or showing good spirits:
3. Given to lighthearted silliness:
Informal: gaga.
References in classic literature ?
WE KNEW THAT THINGS were hard for our Bohemian neighbours, but the two girls were lighthearted and never complained.
She got lighthearted and happy, and went to the cradles, and spent what was left of the night "practicing.
Then, when I had arrived home merry and lighthearted, how fervently I would embrace my parents, as though I had not seen them for ten years.
Little Marleen now felt as lighthearted and happy as if her brother were still alive, and she went back to the house and sat down cheerfully to the table and ate.
How lighthearted I feel,' said the father, 'so pleased and cheerful.
They were (if you let the books of travel tell it) always so beautiful--so neat and trim, so graceful--so naive and trusting--so gentle, so winning--so faithful to their shop duties, so irresistible to buyers in their prattling importunity--so devoted to their poverty- stricken students of the Latin Quarter--so lighthearted and happy on their Sunday picnics in the suburbs--and oh, so charmingly, so delightfully immoral!
She brought into Princess Mary's strenuous, mournful, and gloomy world a quite different atmosphere, careless, lighthearted, and self-satisfied.
So several hours he spent in her company, in which she was much the same girl as before, natural, unaffected, lighthearted, smiling and laughing, a good fellow, talking horses with unflagging enthusiasm, making friends with the crusty-tempered Wolf, and expressing the desire to ride Bob, whom she declared she was more in love with than ever.
The whole company was more lighthearted and humane, for though the riddle of the death remained, the load of suspicion was lifted off them all, and sent flying off to Paris with the strange millionaire--a man they hardly knew.
Some turn in the road, some new object suddenly perceived and recognized, reminded me of days gone by, and were associated with the lighthearted gaiety of boyhood.
Her face was always more serious and thoughtful than gay; but how well smiles, how well youthful, lighthearted, irresponsible, laughter suited her face
is the DVD adaptation of award-winning author David Shannon's lighthearted picturebook about head lice (oh, no