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lighthearted

[ lahyt-hahr-tid ]
/ ˈlaɪtˈhɑr tɪd /
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adjective
carefree; cheerful; merry: a lighthearted laugh.
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Origin of lighthearted

1375–1425; late Middle English ligt-herted;see light2, heart, -ed3

OTHER WORDS FROM lighthearted

light·heart·ed·ly, adverblight·heart·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lighthearted

light-hearted

adjective
cheerful or carefree in mood or disposition

Derived forms of light-hearted

light-heartedly, adverblight-heartedness, noun
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