Definitions for lightly

Definitions for (adv) lightly

Main entry: lightly

Definition: with indifference or without dejection

Usage: he took it lightly


Main entry: lightly

Definition: indulging with temperance

Usage: we eat lightly in the morning


Main entry: lightly

Definition: to a slight degree

Usage: her speech is only lightly accented


Main entry: lightly, gently, softly

Definition: with little weight or force

Usage: she kissed him lightly on the forehead


Main entry: light, lightly

Definition: with few burdens

Usage: experienced travellers travel light


Main entry: thinly, lightly

Definition: in a small quantity or extent

Usage: spread the margarine thinly over the meat; apply paint lightly


Main entry: lightly

Definition: without good reason

Usage: one cannot say such things lightly


Visual thesaurus for lightly