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light2

light2

pronunciation:
laIt
phrases:
make light of
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: lighter, lightest
definition 1: not heavy, full, intense, or powerful.
My backpack was light enough to carry all day.The light rain barely made the grass wet.He woke up from a light sleep.
synonyms:
airy, delicate, gentle, slight
antonyms:
heavy, sound
similar words:
easy, mild, moderate, soft, underweight, weightless
definition 2: not serious or important.
She did some light reading before going to bed.
synonyms:
easy, shallow, simple
antonyms:
deep, heavy, serious
similar words:
frivolous, giddy, insignificant, trivial
definition 3: happy or cheerful; spirited.
My heart was light when I thought about the long summer vacation ahead.
synonyms:
bright, carefree, cheerful, gay, lighthearted
antonyms:
heavy
similar words:
buoyant, lively
phrase: make light of
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  • lightly:
    with little weight or force.
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