HyperDic: lightly

English > 7 senses of the word lightly:
ADVERBalllightlywithout good reason
alllightly, lightwith few burdens
alllightly, softly, gentlywith little weight or force
alllightlyindulging with temperance
alllightlywith indifference or without dejection
alllightly, thinlyin a small quantity or extent
alllightlyto a slight degree
lightly > pronunciation
Soundslay'tliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > lightly: 7 senses > adverb 1
MeaningWithout good reason.
Example"one cannot say such things lightly"
Adjectiveslightpsychologically light
English > lightly: 7 senses > adverb 2
MeaningWith few burdens.
Synonymlight
Spanishligeramente, ligeros
Adjectiveslightof comparatively little physical weight or density / density
English > lightly: 7 senses > adverb 3
MeaningWith little weight or force.
Example"she kissed him lightly on the forehead"
Synonymssoftly, gently
Spanishsuavemente
English > lightly: 7 senses > adverb 4
Meaningindulging with temperance.
Example"we eat lightly in the morning"
Oppositeheavily, intemperately, hardindulging excessively
Spanishligeramente, poco
Adjectiveslightmarked by temperance in indulgence
English > lightly: 7 senses > adverb 5
MeaningWith indifference or without dejection.
Example"he took it lightly"
Spanishclaramente, ligeramente, livianamente
Adjectiveslightpsychologically light
English > lightly: 7 senses > adverb 6
MeaningIn a small quantity or extent.
Example "apply paint lightly"
Synonymthinly
OppositethicklyWith thickness
English > lightly: 7 senses > adverb 7
MeaningTo a slight degree.
Example"her speech is only lightly accented"
Adjectiveslightnot great in degree or quantity or number

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