lighthearted

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj lighthearted carefree and happy and lighthearted "was loved for her blithe spirit","a merry blithesome nature","her lighthearted nature","trilling songs with a lightsome heart"
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Usage

In literature:

La Belle Isoude kept her counsel, and strove to seem lighthearted.
"King Arthur's Knights" by Henry Gilbert
You were then a gay, lighthearted soldier, devoted to your duties.
"The Martyr of the Catacombs" by Anonymous
Febrer had in this rough man, lighthearted and generous, a fraternal confidence.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
It is scarcely a fault to be lighthearted, and easily pleased.
"David Fleming's Forgiveness" by Margaret Murray Robertson
Alone, moving quickly through woods he'd known since boyhood, he felt suddenly lighthearted.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
He dashed at it lightheartedly and made the answer seventeen.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 8, 1914" by Various
And that was the oddest of all, that he did not seem lighthearted.
"The House in Town" by Susan Warner
The most lighthearted sons of song have succumbed to the general feeling.
"In the Border Country" by W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett
She flies from grace to ugliness lightheartedly, indiscriminately.
"The Book of This and That" by Robert Lynd
And Anna, in her lighthearted wilfulness, burst into a merry laugh.
"Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles" by Mrs. Henry Wood
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In poetry:

With simple heart he sings
Of love and beauty,
And science disobedient Is thin and vain for him:
He cures our temporary sufferings With his lighthearted play. 'tis better, mortals, for the earth
To feel delight in ignorant days.
"Last Poet" by Evgeny Abramovich Baratynsky

In news:

The fourth annual Spud Fest Family Film & Television Festival, presented by the Idaho Film and Television Institute, kicks off Thursday with a day of short films, a poignant documentary and a lighthearted selection of animated shorts.
Tara Stonecipher & The Tall Grass isn't a band with lighthearted content.
It is sad that he couldn’t enjoy a lighthearted movie.
"Thunderstruck" is a lighthearted souvenir of the Oklahoma City Thunder's extraordinary performance in the 2011-12 season and the worldwide attention focused on its 6-foot, 9-inch superstar, Kevin Durant.
" Thunderstruck " is a lighthearted souvenir of the Oklahoma City Thunder's extraordinary performance in the 2011-12 season and the worldwide attention focused on its 6-foot, 9-inch superstar, Kevin Durant.
In the finale of this two-part series, a network of friends- plus a lighthearted Italian connection-all rise to the occasion.
A lighthearted video project that sent a 4-year-old Aptos boy's toy train into the stratosphere captured the hearts of YouTube viewers this past week.
Steve Spurrier lightheartedly, if not dismissively, shrugged off questions this week about the mystique of LSU's Tiger Stadium, even though he knows from experience how hard it can be to win there.
Many years ago there was a lighthearted movie called "The Russians are Coming".
The creations of The Oregonian's political cartoonist Jack Ohman are a lighthearted combination of the wandering Oregon wolf and this year's presidential campaign.
Lindsay O'Neal's Christian-themed art takes lighthearted look at human follies.
A lighthearted recap of the "Twilight" series, by the numbers.
Lighthearted moment leads to heartwarming catalog cover.
Usually when you picture a teenage relationship, you think of lighthearted fun, not violence.
The musical " Hairspray " is a lighthearted look back at a time and place in 1960's America.
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