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lightheartedness

Definitions

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  • n. The property of being lighthearted, joyous, cheerful, without a care.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the cheerful feeling you have when nothing is troubling you

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Examples

  • The "joke" part of his comments only came out after the comments were made to assure a sense of lightheartedness from the Polish keeper.

    EPL Talk

  • Na's textural images recall the lightheartedness and limpid charm of Paul Klee.

    Publishers Weekly - Children's Books News

  • In so doing he enables director Danny Boyle "Slumdog Millionaire,""Shallow Grave,""Trainspotting" to tell a story going in an inevitably gruesome direction with a kind of lightheartedness that makes it both bearable and entertaining.

    Marc Ruxin: The Bestest 2010 -- Filmmage

  • In so doing he enables director Danny Boyle "Slumdog Millionaire," "Shallow Grave," "Trainspotting" to tell a story going in an inevitably gruesome direction with a kind of lightheartedness that makes it both bearable and entertaining.

    Marc Ruxin: The Bestest 2010 -- Filmmage

  • The sense of relief over the danger passed produced a kind of lightheartedness amongst us, and the topics broached at supper would not have been inappropriate at a friendly dinner party.

    The Celebrity, Complete

  • The less prosperous blacks, together with such of their mulatto confrères as were similarly inert, had the satisfaction at least of not being slaves; and those in the South commonly shared the humorous lightheartedness which is characteristic of both African and Southern negroes.

    American Negro Slavery A Survey of the Supply, Employment and Control of Negro Labor as Determined by the Plantation Regime

  • No doubt this kind of lightheartedness was the best antidote to the experience of being "saluted with volleys of potatoes and broken bottles", as the Siddonses were by the citizens of Liverpool, for having ventured to appear on their stage without having ever played before the King.

    A Simple Story

  • USAThere was no such lightheartedness at the New York Post who were unsurprisingly harsh on the member of the US Ski team who urinated on an 11-year-old girl during a flight back from training camp.

    Diego Maradona dives in to Dubai and Chad Ochocinco seeks a room-mate

  • The movie strikes clashing tones, veering from lightheartedness to heavy-handedness.

    'The Lovely Bones' breaks between page and screen

  • In the case of Lola, Ms. Gottlieb envisioned a floral scent with a hint of lightheartedness and "sparkle," she said.

    The Beauty Industry's Knowing Nose

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