lightly definition

  • adverb:
    • With little fat or power; gently.
    • To hook level or quantity: implement paint softly.
    • With little difficulty; quickly.
    • With agility and elegance; nimbly.
    • In a carefree fashion; joyfully: took the news gently.
    • Without adequate care or consideration; indifferently: treated the specific situation much too lightly.
    • In a light manner.
    • with little to no body weight; with little to no force
    • Swiftly; nimbly; with agility.
    • Without deep impression.
    • In a small degree; a little; not severely.
    • With little effort or trouble; quickly; easily.
    • Without reason, and for explanations of small weight.
    • Commonly; typically.
    • Without dejection; joyfully.
    • Without heed or care; with levity; gayly; airily.
    • perhaps not chastely; wantonly.
    • with indifference or without dejection
    • indulging with temperance
    • with little to no weight or force
    • in a little volume or level
    • with few burdens
    • without justification
    • to hook degree
  • others:
    • perhaps not greatly; with little to no fat or force; maybe not oppressively or severely: since, to tread gently; to discipline lightly; their cares sit gently upon him.
    • With little energy; without difficulty; quickly.
    • Without justification; upon slight reasons; readily.
    • with little to no respect; slightingly; indifferently.
    • Parsimoniously; niggardly.
    • Without deliberation; heedlessly; inconsiderately.
    • In a light-hearted way; happily; cheerily; airily; with levity.
    • With agility; nimbly; rapidly.
    • Commonly; frequently.
    • to create light of; small; disparage. Additionally lichtly.

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