View synonyms for lighthearted


[ lahyt-hahr-tid ]


  1. carefree; cheerful; merry:

    a lighthearted laugh.

    Synonyms: jocund, jovial, merry, glad, happy, blithe, joyful, cheery

    Antonyms: gloomy, melancholy, cheerless

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Other Words From

  • lighthearted·ly adverb
  • lighthearted·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of lighthearted1

1375–1425; late Middle English ligt-herted; light 2, heart, -ed 3
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Example Sentences

If you’re lighthearted and have a sense of humor, then you open a portal to a vulnerable place inside yourself.

As we sit across the table sipping chiya from our hand-carved Nepali copper teacups, we catch up on life and current events, and share lighthearted laughter.

From Time

“Like Water for Chocolate,” by Laura EsquivelIt’s a magical and lighthearted summer read and love story full of charm, humor and wonderful recipes.

They were practically destined to become cooks and, after working together at Bad Saint, where Dungca was sous chef to Cunanan’s executive chef, the two have reunited for this decidedly more lighthearted project.

Every two hours, you can even engage in some lighthearted PVP with another player in the form of a duel.

Boobie Trap in Bushwick is another example lighthearted, libation-fueled fun with breasts.

But not all the communications from friends and associates were as lighthearted.

It is, in a way, a lighthearted routine with a dark subtext: many of those gathered are accustomed to failure at auditions.

“One of the notes that the casting director gave me was that Taystee is very lighthearted,” Brooks says.

Even from the whimsical and lighthearted conversation in Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?

It is not enough to-day to paint the gay impropriety of models and the devil-may-care penury of lighthearted artists.

There was danger even then of being inveigled; but Marie was young, lighthearted, undaunted, and fond of a joke.

Here and there the dwarfs murmured an obsequious greeting to Miellyn, and she made some lighthearted answer.

When you saw that girl first she was as lighthearted and contented with her lot as any human being could be.

Her high spirits were infectious—her lighthearted gaiety communicated itself to everybody.





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