light-footed


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light-foot·ed

(līt′fo͝ot′ĭd) also light·foot (-fo͝ot′)
adj.
Treading with light and nimble ease.

light′-foot′ed·ly adv.
light′-foot′ed·ness n.

light-footed

adj
having a light or nimble tread
ˌlight-ˈfootedly adv
ˌlight-ˈfootedness n

light′-foot′ed



adj.
stepping lightly or nimbly; light of foot; nimble.
[1375–1425]
light′-foot′ed•ly, adv.
light′-foot′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.light-footed - (of movement) having a light and springy step; "a light-footed girl"
heavy-footed - (of movement) lacking ease or lightness; "his tired heavy-footed walk"

light-footed

adjective nimble, tripping, winged, swift, buoyant, graceful, agile, sprightly, lithe, spry a new generation of light-footed dancers
Translations

light-footed

[ˈlaɪtˈfʊtɪd] ADJligero (de pies)
References in classic literature ?
One of the light-footed soldiers turned upon him red-faced and violent.
How could I, ye light-footed ones, be hostile to divine dances?
11-13) I come, and I come yearly, like the swallow that perches light-footed in the fore-part of your house.
It gave way, and in the instant that she entered her eye caught the scene--the Board standing about with open watches; Dempsey Donovan in his shirt sleeves dancing, light-footed, with the wary grace of the modern pugilist, within easy reach of his adversary; Terry O'Sullivan standing with arms folded and a murderous look in his dark eyes.
Of course, there were many light-footed, shrill-voiced American girls, handsome, lifeless-looking English ditto, and a few plain but piquante French demoiselles, likewise the usual set of traveling young gentlemen who disported themselves gaily, while mammas of all nations lined the walls and smiled upon them benignly when they danced with their daughters.
The grime and sordidness of the House of the Seven Gables seemed to have vanished since her appearance there; the gnawing tooth of the dry-rot was stayed among the old timbers of its skeleton frame; the dust had ceased to settle down so densely, from the antique ceilings, upon the floors and furniture of the rooms below,--or, at any rate, there was a little housewife, as light-footed as the breeze that sweeps a garden walk, gliding hither and thither to brush it all away.
And thou, oh sun, that art now doubtless harnessing thy steeds in haste to rise betimes and come forth to see my lady; when thou seest her I entreat of thee to salute her on my behalf: but have a care, when thou shalt see her and salute her, that thou kiss not her face; for I shall be more jealous of thee than thou wert of that light-footed ingrate that made thee sweat and run so on the plains of Thessaly, or on the banks of the Peneus (for I do not exactly recollect where it was thou didst run on that occasion) in thy jealousy and love."
Poyser was elderly or shrewish in her appearance; she was a good-looking woman, not more than eight-and-thirty, of fair complexion and sandy hair, well-shapen, light-footed. The most conspicuous article in her attire was an ample checkered linen apron, which almost covered her skirt; and nothing could be plainer or less noticeable than her cap and gown, for there was no weakness of which she was less tolerant than feminine vanity, and the preference of ornament to utility.
GUARD My lord, I will not make pretense to pant And puff as some light-footed messenger.
When she came to my light-footed friend of the windmill, she said, `This is Leo, and he's old enough to be better than he is.'
'ALL THAT IS RIGHT:' for if I bid you do what you thought wrong, there would be no light-footed running, no neat-handed alacrity, no lively glance and animated complexion.
It went on to note, "We are living in an increasingly fast-moving world in which light-footed responsiveness to rapidly evolving technological and economic realities dictates which economies will thrive."