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
That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.
I seek to amend this legislation not because I take lynching lightly, but because I take it seriously, and this legislation does not.
You may be young and in good health, but this virus can infect anyone, this is not to be taken lightly.
We do take this intelligence seriously. That is why we proceeded with this protocol. We did not take this decision lightly, but it was in accordance with the seriousness of the intelligence.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
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