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lighthearted

[lahyt-hahr-tid] /ˈlaɪtˈhɑr tɪd/
adjective
1.
carefree; cheerful; merry:
a lighthearted laugh.
Origin of lighthearted
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English ligt-herted; see light2, heart, -ed3
Related forms
lightheartedly, adverb
lightheartedness, noun
Synonyms
cheery, joyful, blithe, happy, glad, merry, jovial, jocund.
Antonyms
cheerless, melancholy, gloomy.
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  • Folly is gaiety and lightheartedness, indispensable to happiness.

  • 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 Sabine Baring-Gould
  • And what a boon is lightheartedness when there is work to do!

    A Word to Women

    Mrs. C. E. Humphry
  • And lightheartedness is of every age, from seven to seventy-seven and perhaps beyond it.

    A Word to Women

    Mrs. C. E. Humphry
  • He was intoxicated, almost bewildered by his own lightheartedness.

    A Man's Hearth Eleanor M. Ingram
  • And seeing that her lightheartedness was pleasant to them, she teased and joked with them.

    The Princess Pocahontas Virginia Watson

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