light-hearted

lighthearted

[lahyt-hahr-tid]
adjective
carefree; cheerful; gay: a lighthearted laugh.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English ligt-herted; see light2, heart, -ed3

lightheartedly, adverb
lightheartedness, noun


cheery, joyful, blithe, happy, glad, merry, jovial, jocund.


cheerless, melancholy, gloomy.
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light-hearted
 
adj
cheerful or carefree in mood or disposition
 
light-'heartedly
 
adv
 
light-'heartedness
 
n

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light-hearted
also lighthearted, "cheerful," c.1400, from light (adj.) + heart.
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