Definition of light-hearted in English:

Share this entry

light-hearted

Pronunciation: /lʌɪtˈhɑːtɪd/

adjective

1Amusing and entertaining: a light-hearted speech
More example sentences
  • Postings and weblogs covering broad topics about Japan, with emphasis on legit news as well as humorous, light-hearted content.
  • It was supposed to be light-hearted, so I'm really glad that you liked it!
  • Milano strikes a balance between more serious scientific research and light-hearted self-examination.
1.1(Of a person) cheerful or carefree.
Example sentences
  • He was very light-hearted, and he always knew how to make her laugh.
  • He was never light-hearted about anything, but she made him feel like that whenever he was around her.
  • He was so light-hearted it was impossible to stay angry at him for one of his jokes.
Synonyms
optimistic, positive;
easy-going, free and easy, happy-go-lucky, in good spirits, untroubled, genial;
entertaining, amusing, funny, comic, humorous, chucklesome, witty, mirthful, diverting
informal chirpy, upbeat
dated gay
archaic frolicsome

Derivatives

light-heartedly

Pronunciation: /ˌlʌɪtˈhɑːtɪdli/
adverb
Example sentences
  • The couple light-heartedly arranges for a local mystic, Madame Arcati, to give a seance and the unfortunate result is that Elvira returns from beyond the grave to make their lives miserable.
  • The Data Protection Inspectorate does not issue permits light-heartedly, but if the permit has been issued, the database is secure.
  • In agreement with previous reviews, I would like to reiterate that this is not a trip or tourist destination to be considered light-heartedly.

light-heartedness

noun
Example sentences
  • It had a light-heartedness that was endearing and worthy of that Sherlock Holmes genre it so alluringly wanted to emulate.
  • You wondered if your dream meant that the light-heartedness and joy of your life (your dog) was being killed off by the hideous situation.
  • This light-heartedness is reflected in the national symposia's wanderings throughout the country's regions, where they are often entrusted to groups just beginning to form rather than to well-established groups.

Words that rhyme with light-hearted

downhearted, good-hearted, hard-hearted, heavy-hearted, kind-hearted, lion-hearted, overparted, tender-hearted, uncharted, warm-hearted, wholehearted
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Related Words