Turkish edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Ottoman Turkish خفیف (ḫafif, light in weight or degree, foolish, undignified, immoral, quick, sharp),[1][2] from Arabic خَفِيف (ḵafīf).[3]

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /haˈfif/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ha‧fif

Adjective edit


  1. Having little weight; light, not heavy.
    Synonym: yeğni
    Antonym: ağır
  2. Not difficult or tiring; easy.
    Synonym: kolay
    Antonyms: zor, güç, yorucu
  3. Lacking solemnity, not serious; carefree, frivolous.
    Synonyms: hoppa, laubali, teklifsiz
    Antonyms: ciddi, ağırbaşlı, vakur
  4. (of food) Easy to digest, having few calories.
  5. Of little intensity or effect, not strong; weak, soft.
    Synonym: zayıf
    Antonyms: sert, güçlü
  6. Having little importance; insignificant.
  7. (of an incline) Not too steep, soft.

Declension edit

Adverb edit


  1. Free from concern, in a laid-back mood, lively.

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

References edit

  1. ^ Redhouse, James W. (1890) “خفیف”, in A Turkish and English Lexicon[1], Constantinople: A. H. Boyajian, page 857
  2. ^ Kélékian, Diran (1911) “خفیف”, in Dictionnaire turc-français[2], Constantinople: Mihran, page 547
  3. ^ Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–) “hafif”, in Nişanyan Sözlük

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