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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lightly \Light"ly\, adverb

1. With little weight; with little force; as, to tread lightly; to press lightly.

Yet shall thy grave with rising flowers be drest, And the green turf lie lightly on thy breast. --Pope.

Him thus intent Ithuriel with his spear Touched lightly. --Milton.

2. Swiftly; nimbly; with agility.

So mikle was that barge, it might not lightly sail. --R. of Brunne.

Watch what thou seest and lightly bring me word. --Tennyson.

3. Without deep impression.

The soft ideas of the cheerful note, Lightly received, were easily forgot. --Prior.

4. In a small degree; slightly; not severely.

At the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun . . . and afterward did more grievously afflict her. --Is. ix. 1.

5. With little effort or difficulty; easily; readily.

That lightly come, shall lightly go. --Old Proverb.

They come lightly by the malt, and need not spare it. --Sir W. Scott.

6. Without reason, or for reasons of little weight.

Flatter not the rich, neither do thou willingly or lightly appear before great personages. --Jer. Taylor.

7. Commonly; usually. [Obs.] --Bp. Fisher.

The great thieves of a state are lightly the officers of the crown. --B. Jonson.

8. Without dejection; cheerfully. "Seeming to bear it lightly." --Shak.

9. Without heed or care; with levity; gayly; airily.

Matrimony . . . is not by any to be enterprised, nor taken in hand, unadvisedly, lightly, or wantonly. --Book of Common Prayer [Eng. Ed.].

10. Not chastely; wantonly. --Swift.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: without good reason; "one cannot say such things lightly"

2: with few burdens; "experienced travellers travel light" [syn: {lightly}, {light}]

3: with little weight or force; "she kissed him lightly on the forehead" [syn: {lightly}, {softly}, {gently}]

4: indulging with temperance; "we eat lightly in the morning" [ant: {hard}, {heavily}, {intemperately}]

5: with indifference or without dejection; "he took it lightly"

6: in a small quantity or extent; "spread the margarine thinly over the meat"; "apply paint lightly" [syn: {thinly}, {lightly}] [ant: {thickly}]

7: to a slight degree; "her speech is only lightly accented"

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