Associations to the word «Lightly»


LIGHTLY, adverb. In a light manner.

Dictionary definition

LIGHTLY, adverb. Without good reason; "one cannot say such things lightly".
LIGHTLY, adverb. With few burdens; "experienced travellers travel light".
LIGHTLY, adverb. With little weight or force; "she kissed him lightly on the forehead".
LIGHTLY, adverb. Indulging with temperance; "we eat lightly in the morning".
LIGHTLY, adverb. With indifference or without dejection; "he took it lightly".
LIGHTLY, adverb. In a small quantity or extent; "spread the margarine thinly over the meat"; "apply paint lightly".
LIGHTLY, adverb. To a slight degree; "her speech is only lightly accented".

Wise words

Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
Blaise Pascal