- carefree; cheerful; merry: a lighthearted laugh.
Origin of lighthearted
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cheery, joyful, blithe, happy, glad, merry, jovial, jocund.
cheerless, melancholy, gloomy.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for lighthearted
But not all the communications from friends and associates were as lighthearted.Rebels Rise Again Over Flag Banning
July 28, 2014
It is, in a way, a lighthearted routine with a dark subtext: many of those gathered are accustomed to failure at auditions.The Most Depressing Show on Earth: Amongst the Clowns of Newark
March 16, 2014
Even from the whimsical and lighthearted conversation in Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?What Is Michel Gondry Doing With Noam Chomsky?
November 20, 2013
This portrait of a beautiful, lighthearted child was key to representing the idyllic Ralph Lauren lifestyle.Ralph Lauren Child Model, From Roadside to Runway
May 23, 2013
He says that Donatella Versace—who shares a buoyant, lighthearted relationship with the designer—challenged him.Donatella Versace Debuts a Reenvisioned Versus With J.W. Anderson
Misty White Sidell
May 16, 2013
She evidently thought I was becoming gay and lighthearted at last.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
I have become a rover and a waif, and I feel as lighthearted as a boy.No Surrender!
G. A. Henty
You were then a gay, lighthearted soldier, devoted to your duties.The Martyr of the Catacombs
It is scarcely a fault to be lighthearted, and easily pleased.David Fleming's Forgiveness
Margaret Murray Robertson
For Copper the future was a simple thing and she was lighthearted about it.The Lani People
J. F. Bone