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1. Having quick and nimble fingers.
2. Skilled at or given to petty thievery.

light′-fin′gered·ness n.


having nimble or agile fingers, esp for thieving or picking pockets
ˌlight-ˈfingeredness n


1. skillful at or given to pilfering, esp. by picking pockets; thievish.
2. having light and nimble fingers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.light-fingered - having nimble fingers literally or figuratively; especially for stealing or picking pockets; "a light-fingered burglar who can crack the combination of a bank vault"- Harry Hansen; "the light-fingered thoughtfulness...of the most civilized playwright of the era"- Time
adroit - quick or skillful or adept in action or thought; "an exceptionally adroit pianist"; "an adroit technician"; "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers"; "an adroit negotiator"


adjective thieving, stealing, dishonest, crafty, crooked (informal), pinching (informal), sly, furtive, shifty, underhand, pilfering Which goods are most often targeted by light-fingered customers?


[ˈlaɪtˈfɪŋgəd] ADJcon las manos muy largas
to be light-fingeredtener las manos muy largas, ser muy amigo de lo ajeno


[ˈlaɪtˈfɪŋgəd] adjlesto/a di mano


(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.