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
Personally, The Board of Elections's not a decision I want to take lightly. I want to be cautious.
Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.
The record shows that I’m right, when I did an interview with Howard Stern, very lightly, first time anyone’s asked me that, I said, very lightly, ‘I don’t know, maybe, who knows?’ essentially. I then did an interview with Neil Cavuto. We talked about the economy is more important [than going to war].
I cannot believe that my illness is natural. I suspect Satan, and therefore I am the more inclined to take it lightly.
Light be the earth upon you, lightly rest.
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