- 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 lightheartedness
But despite our lightheartedness, the list started to carry too much weight for too many people.Why We’re Not Ranking Rabbis
Gary Ginsberg, Michael Lynton, Abigail Pogrebin
February 26, 2014
Perhaps to counterweight the Sturm und Drang of the script, there was considerable laughter and lightheartedness on the set.Liz Taylor's Secret Life
William J. Mann
October 19, 2009
Folly is gaiety and lightheartedness, indispensable to happiness.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
She had shed her frivolity and lightheartedness like an old garment.Woman
William J. Robinson
He let himself be irritated by the lightheartedness of Forbes.Their Pilgrimage
Charles Dudley Warner
She could make no allowance for ignorance, for weakness, for lightheartedness.In the Roar of the Sea
And what a boon is lightheartedness when there is work to do!A Word to Women
Mrs. C. E. Humphry