adjective Date: 15th century 1. free from care, anxiety, or seriousness ; happy-go-lucky 2. cheerfully optimistic and hopeful ; easygoinglightheartedly adverblightheartedness noun

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  • lighthearted — cheerful, happy, *glad, joyful, joyous Analogous words: buoyant, resilient, volatile, effervescent, expansive (see ELASTIC): blithe, jocund, *merry, jolly: high spirited, *spirited: gay, sprightly, vivacious, *lively Antonyms: despondent… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • lighthearted — [adj] carefree, untroubled blithe, blithesome, bright, buoyant, cheerful, effervescent, expansive, feelgood*, frolicsome, gay, glad, gleeful, happy, happy go lucky*, highspirited, insouciant, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyful, joyous, laid back,… …   New thesaurus

  • lighthearted — [līt′härt΄id] adj. free from care; cheerful lightheartedly adv. lightheartedness n …   English World dictionary

  • lighthearted — adjective a) Joyful, glad, taking pleasure in being alive. Not depressed or sad. The lighthearted young lovers ran over the hills. b) Enjoyable lack of seriousness, not grave. His lighthearted banjo was appreciated because it relieved the tension …   Wiktionary

  • lighthearted — light|heart|ed [ ,laıt hartəd ] adjective 1. ) happy and not worried about anything: a lighthearted attitude toward life 2. ) funny and not intended to be serious: a lighthearted look at the life of Shakespeare ╾ light|heart|ed|ness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lighthearted — adjective carefree and happy and lighthearted (Freq. 1) was loved for her blithe spirit a merry blithesome nature her lighthearted nature trilling songs with a lightsome heart • Syn: ↑blithe, ↑blithesome, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lighthearted — lightheartedly, adv. lightheartedness, n. /luyt hahr tid/, adj. carefree; cheerful; gay: a lighthearted laugh. [1375 1425; late ME ligt herted; see LIGHT2, HEART, ED3] Syn. cheery, joyful, blithe, happy, glad, merry, jovial, jocund. Ant.… …   Universalium

  • lighthearted — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. gay, joyous, cheerful; see happy 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. carefree, cheerful, happy, buoyant, sunny, jovial, playful, upbeat, blithe, glad, untroubled, joyous. ANT.: downhearted, heavyhearted, grave,… …   English dictionary for students

  • lighthearted — humorous, joking    His lighthearted approach to life is popular with students …   English idioms

  • lighthearted — adjective a lighthearted musical Syn: carefree, cheerful, cheery, happy, merry, glad, playful, jolly, jovial, joyful, gleeful, ebullient, high spirited, lively, blithe, bright, sunny, buoyant, vivacious …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • lighthearted — /ˈlaɪthatəd/ (say luythahtuhd) adjective carefree; cheerful: a lighthearted laugh. –lightheartedly, adverb –lightheartedness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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