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[lahyt-hahr-tid] /ˈlaɪtˈhɑr tɪd/
carefree; cheerful; gay:
a lighthearted laugh.
Origin of lighthearted
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English ligt-herted; see light2, heart, -ed3
Related forms
lightheartedly, adverb
lightheartedness, noun
cheery, joyful, blithe, happy, glad, merry, jovial, jocund.
cheerless, melancholy, gloomy. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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