without good reason
"one cannot say such things lightly"
with few burdens
"experienced travellers travel light"
lightly, softly, gently(adverb)
with little weight or force
"she kissed him lightly on the forehead"
indulging with temperance
"we eat lightly in the morning"
with indifference or without dejection
"he took it lightly"
in a small quantity or extent
"spread the margarine thinly over the meat"; "apply paint lightly"
to a slight degree
"her speech is only lightly accented"
In a light manner.
with little weight; with little force; as, to tread lightly; to press lightly
swiftly; nimbly; with agility
without deep impression
in a small degree; slightly; not severely
with little effort or difficulty; easily; readily
without reason, or for reasons of little weight
without dejection; cheerfully
without heed or care; with levity; gayly; airily
not chastely; wantonly
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Lightly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4503
Rank popularity for the word 'Lightly' in Adverbs Frequency: #298
The numerical value of Lightly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Lightly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of Lightly in a Sentence
I choose to place greater weight on the welfare and well-being of the Alaska Native people who call King Cove home. It is not a decision I take lightly.
Australia has successfully hosted many prestigious events in the past but the recent developments cannot be taken lightly, i would like to assure the teams, fans and the media that ALOC will do whatever necessary to provide the best security cover around the competition and everyone will enjoy the best-ever AFC Asian Cup.
This is not a recommendation I make lightly, as the chairman and I have worked together well for several years; and I take this step with the knowledge of the solemn responsibility we have on the Intelligence Committee to provide oversight on all intelligence matters, not just to conduct the investigation.
I just think it was handled very poorly. He was always so proud of how many hours he spent pulling all those fish in. we don't look at this lightly. We understand this is a big deal to a large amount of people.
Obviously, with the emphasis on heroin in the state right now, that’s just not something we wanted to take lightly, everything you don’t want to hear in a school happened in one day.
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