lighthearted

adjective light·heart·ed \ ˈlīt-ˌhär-təd \

Definition of lighthearted

1 :free from care, anxiety, or seriousness :happy-go-lucky
  • a lighthearted mood
2 :cheerfully optimistic and hopeful :easygoing
  • they can be lighthearted in the midst of misery
  • —H. J. Forman

lightheartedly

adverb

lightheartedness

noun

Examples of lighthearted in a Sentence

  1. his lighthearted attitude in the face of danger was the source of some concern

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First Known Use of lighthearted

15th century


LIGHTHEARTED Defined for English Language Learners

lighthearted

adjective

Definition of lighthearted for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing a cheerful and happy nature

  • : not serious


LIGHTHEARTED Defined for Kids

lighthearted

adjective light·heart·ed \ ˈlīt-ˈhär-təd \

Definition of lighthearted for Students

:free from worry

lightheartedly

adverb

lightheartedness

noun


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