carefree; cheerful; merry: a lighthearted laugh.

Origin of lighthearted

1375–1425; late Middle English ligt-herted; see light2, heart, -ed3
Related formslight·heart·ed·ly, adverblight·heart·ed·ness, noun

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cheerful or carefree in mood or disposition
Derived Formslight-heartedly, adverblight-heartedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for light-hearted

also lighthearted, "cheerful," c.1400, from light (adj.1) + hearted. Related: Light-heartedly; light-heartedness.

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