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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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  • I wish your courage and lightheartedness may not fail you before our task is accomplished!

  • Folly is gaiety and lightheartedness, indispensable to happiness.

  • And I had believed Carpenter Nikolai incapable of lightheartedness!

  • She had shed her frivolity and lightheartedness like an old garment.

    Woman William J. Robinson
  • Our soldiers were not a whit behind us in lightheartedness at the thought of going to Unyanyembe.

    How I Found Livingstone Henry M. Stanley
  • He let himself be irritated by the lightheartedness of Forbes.

    Their Pilgrimage Charles Dudley Warner
  • And what a boon is lightheartedness when there is work to do!

    A Word to Women Mrs. C. E. Humphry
  • She could make no allowance for ignorance, for weakness, for lightheartedness.

    In the Roar of the Sea Sabine Baring-Gould

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