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light2

 
pronunciation:
laIt
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
phrases:
make light of
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: lighter, lightest
definition 1: not heavy, full, intense, or forceful.
a light loada light rainlight sleep
synonyms:
airy, delicate, gentle, lightweight, slight
antonyms:
chunky, hard, heavy, hefty, high, ponderous, solid, sound, weighty
similar words:
aerial, easy, ethereal, gossamer, light-footed, mild, moderate, soft, underweight, unsound, weightless
definition 2: requiring little effort or exertion.
light houseworklight exercise
antonyms:
arduous, burdensome, hard, heavy
similar words:
airy, breezy, easy
definition 3: not serious or profound.
light readinglight conversation
synonyms:
easy, lightweight, shallow, simple, superficial
antonyms:
deep, heavy, serious
similar words:
airy, amusing, entertaining, facile, frivolous, giddy, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, trivial
definition 4: not momentous or important.
a light remark
synonyms:
inconsequential, insignificant, lightweight, petty, slight
antonyms:
important, serious
similar words:
inconsiderable, shallow, small, superficial, trifling, trivial
definition 5: buoyant or spirited.
a light, festive mood
synonyms:
bright, carefree, cheerful, gay, happy, insouciant, lighthearted
antonyms:
heavy
similar words:
amusing, blithe, buoyant, ebullient, high-spirited, lively
definition 6: slightly dizzy.
I feel light in the head.
synonyms:
dizzy, faint, giddy, light-headed, vertiginous, woozy
similar words:
foggy, unsteady, weak
definition 7: of food or drink, not filling or heavy.
a light meal
synonyms:
moderate, small
antonyms:
hearty, heavy, rich, stodgy
similar words:
abstemious, frugal, meager, scant, spare
definition 8: containing less of an undesired thing (as sugar or fat) than other things of its kind.
light yogurt
phrase: make light of
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: with little burden.
I travel light.
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  • lightly:
    with little weight or force.
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