One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Maisie kissed him lightly on the cheek’
softly, gently, faintly, delicately
2‘season very lightly with salt and pepper’
sparingly, slightly, sparsely, moderately, softly, thinly, delicately
3‘he has got off lightly’
without severe punishment, easily, leniently, mildly
4‘her views are not to be dismissed lightly’
carelessly, airily, readily, heedlessly, without consideration, uncaringly, indifferently, unthinkingly, thoughtlessly, flippantly, facilely, breezily, frivolously
light-heartedly, gaily, blithely, nonchalantly, cheerfully
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