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.
Here are some statistics regarding computing "As the population against the discussion of hybrid cloud of respondent's four hundredths deploying public clouds and three hundred and sixty-five days highlighted many hybrid approach." ~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." ~North Bridge Venture Partners, June 2012 "In 2012, according to Amazon thirty distinctive cloud services since its launch Amazon Elastic Cipher Cloud (Amazon EC2)." ~Giga OM professional, Sep 2012 "In 2016, three hundred and sixty five Content Days buyer will take place inside the cloud.
The result is a wide range of vocabularies of skill that are at once tantalizingly precise and maddeningly vague: Roger Ascham describes skilled action as the art of "comeliness"; Thomas Hoby uses the term "lightsomeness" to capture the ready and adept stance of the skilled swordsman or thrower; Hamlet asks the First Player for a "taste" of his "quality," and the "Excellent Actor" is said to add "grace" to the poet's labors.