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1Amusing and entertaining.‘a lighthearted speech’entertaining, lightweight, diverting, recreative, undemanding, easily understood, middle-of-the-roadgentle, mild, moderate, slightView synonyms
- 1.1 (of a person or their behavior) cheerful and carefree.‘excited, lighthearted chatter’
carefree, cheerful, cheery, happy, merry, glad, playful, jolly, jovial, joyful, jocund, gleeful, ebullient, high-spirited, lively, perky, blithe, bright, sunny, buoyant, vivacious, bubbly, effervescent, jaunty, bouncy, breezyoptimistic, positiveeasy-going, free and easy, happy-go-lucky, in good spirits, untroubled, genialentertaining, amusing, funny, comic, humorous, chucklesome, witty, mirthful, divertingchirpy, upbeatgayfrolicsomeView synonyms
- ‘The first half just languishes in light-hearted happenings that are anything but funny.’
- ‘Many of the men sang songs which were light-hearted and often funny.’
- ‘We know plenty of people who are more light-hearted and fun.’
- ‘And yet people keep on giving me light-hearted advice on how to keep my future wife happy!’
- ‘He loves Anne Garland, but has a rival in his brother Bob, a cheerful, light-hearted sailor.’
- ‘He was never light-hearted about anything, but she made him feel like that whenever he was around her.’
- ‘He was so light-hearted it was impossible to stay angry at him for one of his jokes.’
- ‘It's definitely not a cheery, light-hearted book at all, but I enjoyed it anyway.’
- ‘Young people were engrossed in light-hearted banter, and seemed determined to stay till the end and enjoy the entire variety show.’
- ‘Witty and light-hearted, the play left behind an intriguing question in the minds of many viewers.’
- ‘Instead, he could answer in a funny, light-hearted way, setting an upbeat tone for the evening.’
- ‘As I read the opening blurb, which is light-hearted and upbeat, my sense of shame subsided and I decided to take the plunge.’
- ‘It is sometimes lively and light-hearted, sometimes slow and chill - and sometimes tranquil like new age music.’
- ‘He's really light-hearted and you can tell, he takes his racing seriously, as we all do, and it's a great thing.’
- ‘I know I'm light-hearted and like to have a bit of fun, but this is too serious for that.’
- ‘It was a lively, colourful, light-hearted romp from start to finish.’
- ‘We came pretty close to full-on verbal assault and the end of our happy and light-hearted e-mail interactions.’
- ‘These areas were decorated in either bright greens or oranges, which induced a light-hearted mood.’
- ‘He was very light-hearted, and he always knew how to make her laugh.’
- ‘Or could it be that audiences are hungry again for light-hearted escapism and happy endings?’
- 1.1 (of a person or their behavior) cheerful and carefree.
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