lighthearted

adjective
light·​heart·​ed | \ ˈlīt-ˌhär-təd How to pronounce lighthearted (audio) \

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

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Other Words from lighthearted

lightheartedly adverb
lightheartedness noun

Examples of lighthearted in a Sentence

his lighthearted attitude in the face of danger was the source of some concern
Recent Examples on the Web TikTok exploded into a social-media sensation last year by pushing lighthearted videos of dance-offs, hedgehogs giggling and puppets singing about chicken nuggets. Emily Glazer, WSJ, "TikTok Wants to Stay Politics-Free. That Could Be Tough in 2020.," 5 Jan. 2020 Gastropod’ Combining deep research and lighthearted delivery, this five-year-old show takes a detailed look at our relationship with food through a scientific lens. New York Times, "6 Podcasts to Feed Your Inner Gourmand," 28 Dec. 2019 The lighthearted ad ends with the just-married couple sharing a quick kiss. Author: Jocelyn Noveck, Anchorage Daily News, "In reversal, Hallmark will reinstate same-sex marriage ads," 16 Dec. 2019 Luckily the lighthearted segment ended before any damage could be done. Keyaira Boone, Essence, "Regina King Shares The Unexpected Reward After Getting Tipsy On Live TV," 16 Dec. 2019 The lighthearted ad ends with the just-married couple sharing a quick kiss. Fortune, "‘Wrong Decision’: Hallmark Channel Reinstates Commercial Featuring Two Women Kissing," 16 Dec. 2019 The lighthearted ad ends with the two brides sharing a quick kiss on the altar. Mae Anderson, Twin Cities, "Hallmark’s flip-flop on same-sex ads backfires," 16 Dec. 2019 The lighthearted ad ends with the two brides sharing a quick kiss on the altar. CBS News, "Hallmark Channel pulls Zola ads featuring same-sex couple," 15 Dec. 2019 The lighthearted ad ends with the two brides sharing a quick kiss on the altar. Jocelyn Noveck, USA TODAY, "Under pressure from conservative advocacy group, Hallmark Channel pulls gay wedding ads," 15 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of lighthearted

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Cite this Entry

“Lighthearted.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lightheartednesses. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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More Definitions for lighthearted

lighthearted

adjective
How to pronounce lighthearted (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of lighthearted

: having or showing a cheerful and happy nature
: not serious

lighthearted

adjective
light·​heart·​ed | \ ˈlīt-ˈhär-təd How to pronounce lighthearted (audio) \

Kids Definition of lighthearted

: free from worry

Other Words from lighthearted

lightheartedly adverb
lightheartedness noun

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