AskDefine | Define lighthearted

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lighthearted adj : carefree and happy and lighthearted; "was loved for her blithe spirit"; "a merry blithesome nature"; "her lighthearted nature"; "trilling songs with a lightsome heart" [syn: blithe, blithesome, lightsome]

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  1. Joyful, glad, taking pleasure in being alive. Not depressed or sad.
    The lighthearted young lovers ran over the hills.
  2. Enjoyable lack of seriousness, not grave.
    His lighthearted banter was appreciated because it relieved the tension in tight situations.


enjoyable lack of seriousness

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