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Princeton's WordNet

  1. light-handedadjective

    having a metaphorically delicate touch

    "the translation is...light-handed...and generally unobtrusive"- New Yorker


  1. light-handed

    Light-handed typically refers to a gentle or subtle approach or method in handling a situation or controlling something. It indicates using minimal force or strictness, demonstrating care, tact and sensitivity. It can be used in various contexts such as management, parenting, governance, writing, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Light-handedadjective

    not having a full complement of men; as, a vessel light-handed

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. light-handed

    Short of the complement of men.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of light-handed in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of light-handed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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