lightsomeness


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light·some 1

 (līt′səm)
adj.
1. Providing light; luminous.
2. Covered with or full of light; bright.

light′some·ly adv.
light′some·ness n.

light·some 2

 (līt′səm)
adj.
1. Light, nimble, or graceful in movement.
2. Free from worry or care; cheerful.
3. Frivolous; silly.

light′some·ly adv.
light′some·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lightsomeness - the cheerful feeling you have when nothing is troubling youlightsomeness - the cheerful feeling you have when nothing is troubling you
blitheness, cheerfulness - a feeling of spontaneous good spirits; "his cheerfulness made everyone feel better"
2.lightsomeness - the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimblelightsomeness - the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble
gracefulness - beautiful carriage
3.lightsomeness - the trait of being lighthearted and frivolous
giddiness, silliness - an impulsive scatterbrained manner
References in classic literature ?
For the gaunt, bony frame and limbs of Hepzibah, as compared with the tiny lightsomeness of Phoebe's figure, were perhaps in some fit proportion with the moral weight and substance, respectively, of the woman and the girl.
North Bridge Venture Partners, June 2012 "57% of corporations determine scalability because the #1 and business lightsomeness because the #2 most significant reasons for adopting the cloud.
How such comeliness or lightsomeness or grace were actually perceived and experienced is less clear.