Synonyms for lightly
Antonyms for lightly
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LIGHTLY
The moral customs of their countries were possibly held by them lightly.
But daddy's attentions were for few, and not to be lightly received.
She had kissed him lightly on the cheek before he knew what she intended to do.
Yates caught up a handful of sand, and flung it lightly against the pane.
"Been rolling that to the top of the mountain," he said lightly.
"Friends of mine," said Linda lightly as she stepped from the car.
She did as I asked, touching me lightly with her little cool hand.
"It's but what might have been looked for," he said, lightly, in answer to some sad words of my patron's.
Public confidence, which had been too lightly raised, first wavered, then collapsed.
It is a subject, he says, that he has not of late treated so lightly.
Old English leohtlice "so as not to be heavy" (of material things, but also of sleep, blows, etc.); cognate with Old Frisian lichtelik, Old High German lihtlihho, German leichtlich, Old Norse lettlega (see light (adj.1)). Meaning "frivolously, indifferently" is from early 13c.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LIGHTLY
- hand over fist
- hands down
- just like that
- like nothing
- no sweat
- nothing to it
- piece of cake
- with ease
- with no effort
- without a hitch
- without trouble
- with relish
- with zeal