light-handed

adjective

light-hand·​ed ˈlīt-ˌhan-dəd How to pronounce light-handed (audio)
: having a light or delicate touch : facile
a light-handed translation
light-handedness noun

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of light-handed was in the 15th century

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“Light-handed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/light-handed. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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