light-hearted

light-hearted
1) ADJ-GRADED Someone who is light-hearted is cheerful and happy.

They were light-hearted and prepared to enjoy life.

2) ADJ-GRADED Something that is light-hearted is intended to be entertaining or amusing, and not at all serious.

There have been many attempts, both light-hearted and serious, to locate the Loch Ness Monster.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • light-hearted — also lighthearted, cheerful, c.1400, from LIGHT (Cf. light) (adj.1) + HEARTED (Cf. hearted). Related: Light heartedly; light heartedness …   Etymology dictionary

  • light-hearted — light heart|ed [ˌlaıt ˈha:tıd US a:r ] adj 1.) not intended to be serious ▪ a light hearted comedy 2.) cheerful and not worried about anything ▪ I found her in a light hearted mood. >light heartedly adv >light heartedness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Light-hearted — Light heart ed (l[imac]t h[aum]rt [e^]d), a. Free from grief or anxiety; gay; cheerful; merry. {Light heart ed*ly}, adv. {Light heart ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • light-hearted — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ amusing and entertaining. DERIVATIVES light heartedly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • light-hearted — adjective 1 not intended to be serious: a light hearted comedy 2 cheerful and not worried about anything: I found her in a light hearted mood. light heartedly adverb light heartedness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • light-hearted — UK [ˌlaɪt ˈhɑː(r)tɪd] / US [laɪtˈhɑrtəd] adjective 1) funny and not intended to be serious a light hearted look at the week s events 2) happy and not worried about anything a light hearted man …   English dictionary

  • light-hearted — adj. Light hearted is used with these nouns: ↑banter, ↑look, ↑manner …   Collocations dictionary

  • light-hearted — adjective amusing and entertaining. ↘cheerful or carefree. Derivatives light heartedly adverb light heartedness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • light-hearted — worry free, cheerful …   English contemporary dictionary

  • light-hearted — a. Gladsome, cheerful, joyful, joyous, gay, merry, glad, blithe, blithesome, gleeful, jovial, jolly, jocund, frolicsome …   New dictionary of synonyms

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