American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Frivolous, silly, or inanely giddy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of light mind; unsteady; volatile; capricious.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Unsettled; unsteady; volatile; not considerate.
- adj. showing inappropriate levity.
- adj. showing inappropriate levity
“At the same time there is something about Thesiger's attitude to his travels that makes C.M. Doughty, T.E. Lawrence and his other distinguished predecessors seem the most whimsical and light-minded of men.”
“Disagreeable neighbor, excellent comrade - Extremely light-minded, and yet very affected - Indignantly naïve, nevertheless very blasé next »”
“With 7 billion people, we're in a very tight space, not one that can be escaped by light-minded fantasies.”
“She, who had served Margaret of Anjou, how could she bow the knee to her light-minded daughter?”
“I had kissed my share of men, particularly during the war years, when flirtation and instant romance were the light-minded companions of death and uncertainty.”
“While the Holy Father was in great earnestness and charity addressing the Catholic world by his Cardinal Minister, there were circles of light-minded men in his city who were laying bets with each other whether the Syllabus would "make a row in Europe" or not.”
“Like every true colonel of the Empire he saw in this correspondence, rapidly read, only the young girl who had thrown herself at the head of a poet; but in the letters which we were forced to lack of space to suppress, a better judge would have admired the dignified and gracious reserve which Modeste had substituted for the rather aggressive and light-minded tone of her first letters.”
“But a haven is wherever light-minded people get together.”
“But the race of birds was created out of innocent light-minded men, who, although their minds were directed toward heaven, imagined, in their simplicity, that the clearest demonstration of the things above was to be obtained by sight; these were remodelled and transformed into birds, and they grew feathers instead of hair.”
“The race of birds was created out of innocent, light-minded men, who thought to pursue the study of the heavens by sight; these were transformed into birds, and grew feathers instead of hair.”
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