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lightness

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  1. 1 the state or quality of having little weight the first thing I noticed about the little bird was its lightness; I could hardly tell I was holding it in my hand Synonyms of 1lightness slightness, weightlessness Words Related to 1lightness airiness, delicacy, ethereality, etherealness; flimsiness, fluffiness, insubstantiality Near Antonyms of 1lightness solidity, solidness, substantiality Antonyms of 1lightness heaviness, heftiness, massiveness, ponderousness, weightiness

  2. 2 a lack of seriousness often at an improper time the inappropriate lightness of the anchorman's tone while he was reading the story of the freak accident in which people had died Synonyms of 1lightness facetiousness, flightiness, flippancy, frivolousness, frothiness, levity, light-headedness, light-mindedness, lightness, sillinessWords Related to 1lightness cheer, cheerfulness, festivity, gaiety (also gayety), glee, gleefulness, high-spiritedness, hilarity, joviality, lightheartedness, merriment, mirth, mirthfulness; childishness, goofiness, puerilityNear Antonyms of 1lightness dejection, depression, despondency, dispiritedness, downheartedness, gloom, gloominess, heartsickness, joylessness, melancholy, mopes, moroseness, sadness, sullenness, unhappinessAntonyms of 1lightness earnestness, gravity, seriousness, soberness, solemnity, solemnness


lightness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of lightness

  1. the quality or state of having or giving off light the photographer was concerned that the lightness of the background would cast the main subject into shadow Synonyms of 2lightness brightness, brilliancy, candor, dazzle, effulgence, illumination, lambency, lightness, luminance, luminosity, luminousness, luster (or lustre), lustrousness, radiance, refulgence, splendorWords Related to 2lightness blaze, flare, flash, flicker, light; fluorescence, incandescence, luminescence; burnish, gloss, polish, sheen, shine, shininess; fire, flame, glare, glow; flash, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glitter, scintillation, shimmer, sparkle, twinkleNear Antonyms of 2lightness dimness, gloominess, somberness; cloudiness, haziness, murkiness, obscureness, obscurity; colorlessness, grayness, lackluster, paleness, shadiness, shadowinessAntonyms of 2lightness blackness, dark, darkness, dullness (also dulness), duskiness



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