light-minded

[ lahyt-mahyn-did ]
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adjective
  1. having or showing a lack of serious purpose, attitude, etc.; frivolous; trifling: to be in a light-minded mood.

Origin of light-minded

1
First recorded in 1605–15

Other words from light-minded

  • light·mind·ed·ly, adverb
  • light-mind·ed·ness, noun

Words Nearby light-minded

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How to use light-minded in a sentence

  • The Kindergarten, which is refreshment and help to the plodding German child, may become a snare to the light-minded American.

    The Education of American Girls | Anna Callender Brackett
  • Mittermaier has pointed out that the light-minded, accidental witness sees only the nearest characteristics.

    Criminal Psychology | Hans Gross
  • That she was frivolous, light-minded, and would never settle down to be a good worker, was a village verdict he scorned.

    Bunker Bean | Harry Leon Wilson
  • Good-looking, light-minded, love-making George has assumed a new aspect to his mother and to Kathryn.

    Robin | Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • As a Bushi, one should never be light-minded; on the contrary, he should always be thoughtful and meditative.

    A Fantasy of Far Japan | Baron Kencho Suyematsu