lightly

Primary Meanings of lightly

1.
adv
with little weight or force
2.
adv
with indifference or without dejection
Full Definitions of lightly
1

adv with little weight or force

“she kissed him lightly on the forehead”
Synonyms:
gently, softly

adv to a slight degree

“her speech is only lightly accented”

adv in a small quantity or extent

“apply paint lightly
Synonyms:
thinly
Antonyms:
thickly
with thickness; in a thick manner

adv with few burdens

Synonyms:
light

adv indulging with temperance

“we eat lightly in the morning”
Antonyms:
hard, heavily, intemperately
indulging excessively
2

adv with indifference or without dejection

“he took it lightly

adv without good reason

“one cannot say such things lightly

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