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lighthearted

[lahyt-hahr-tid]
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adjective
  1. carefree; cheerful; merry: a lighthearted laugh.
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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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Related Words

sprightliness, blitheness, ebullience, euphoria, nonchalance, buoyancy, jauntiness

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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