lighthearted

See also: light-hearted

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English lyght hertyd, liȝt-hertid, from light (adjective) +‎ herted, hertid (having a disposition, adjective)[1] (equivalent to light +‎ hearted), from the noun herte. See more at light, heart, -ed.

AdjectiveEdit

lighthearted (comparative more lighthearted, superlative most lighthearted)

  1. Joyful, glad, taking pleasure in being alive; not depressed or sad.
    The lighthearted young lovers ran over the hills.
  2. Enjoyably lacking of seriousness, not grave.
    His lighthearted banjo performance was appreciated because it relieved the tension in tight situations.

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  1. ^ light-herted, adj.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2018, retrieved 19 November 2019.