from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Frivolous, silly, or inanely giddy.

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  • adj. Not given to heavy thoughts or thinking, frivolous, not serious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Unsettled; unsteady; volatile; not considerate.
  • adj. showing inappropriate levity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of light mind; unsteady; volatile; capricious.

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

  • adj. showing inappropriate levity


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  • 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.

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  • 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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