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lighthearted

[lahyt-hahr-tid] /ˈlaɪtˈhɑr tɪd/
adjective
1.
carefree; cheerful; gay:
a lighthearted laugh.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English ligt-herted; see light2, heart, -ed3
Related forms
lightheartedly, adverb
lightheartedness, noun
Synonyms
cheery, joyful, blithe, happy, glad, merry, jovial, jocund.
Antonyms
cheerless, melancholy, gloomy.
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British Dictionary definitions for light-hearted

light-hearted

adjective
1.
cheerful or carefree in mood or disposition
Derived Forms
light-heartedly, adverb
light-heartedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for light-hearted
adj.

also lighthearted, "cheerful," c.1400, from light (adj.1) + hearted. Related: Light-heartedly; light-heartedness.

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