What does Lightly mean?

Definitions for Lightly
ˈlaɪt liLight·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lightly(adverb)

    without good reason

    "one cannot say such things lightly"

  2. lightly, light(adverb)

    with few burdens

    "experienced travellers travel light"

  3. lightly, softly, gently(adverb)

    with little weight or force

    "she kissed him lightly on the forehead"

  4. lightly(adverb)

    indulging with temperance

    "we eat lightly in the morning"

  5. lightly(adverb)

    with indifference or without dejection

    "he took it lightly"

  6. thinly, lightly(adverb)

    in a small quantity or extent

    "spread the margarine thinly over the meat"; "apply paint lightly"

  7. lightly(adverb)

    to a slight degree

    "her speech is only lightly accented"


  1. lightly(Adverb)

    In a light manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lightly(adverb)

    with little weight; with little force; as, to tread lightly; to press lightly

  2. Lightly(adverb)

    swiftly; nimbly; with agility

  3. Lightly(adverb)

    without deep impression

  4. Lightly(adverb)

    in a small degree; slightly; not severely

  5. Lightly(adverb)

    with little effort or difficulty; easily; readily

  6. Lightly(adverb)

    without reason, or for reasons of little weight

  7. Lightly(adverb)

    commonly; usually

  8. Lightly(adverb)

    without dejection; cheerfully

  9. Lightly(adverb)

    without heed or care; with levity; gayly; airily

  10. Lightly(adverb)

    not chastely; wantonly

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Lightly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4503

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Lightly' in Adverbs Frequency: #298

How to pronounce Lightly?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Lightly in sign language?

  1. lightly


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lightly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lightly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Lightly in a Sentence

  1. David Bernhardt:

    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.

  2. Alex Soosay:

    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.

  3. Adam Schiff:

    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.

  4. Administrator Geno Adams:

    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.

  5. Chief Dwayne Gilman:

    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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