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light-mindedness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being light-minded; inconsiderateness; capriciousness.

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

  • n. inappropriate levity

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Examples

  • In all three cases, there are reports of light-mindedness, and indecision; of being easily swayed by those mediocrates (I just made that word up) with whom they associated.

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • Those all sound good; my incurable light-mindedness draws me to Holy Madness.

    The long grave already dug

  • "Raphael, whose sign is Mercury and whose element is Air; the positive of Air is freedom and an unbounded imagination, and the negative aspect of Air is carelessness and light-mindedness-"

    Phoenix And Ashes

  • Yet he himself (if the whole truth must be told), secretly at the bottom of his heart, cherished almost the same hopes and could not but be aware of it, though he was indignant at the too impatient expectation around him, and saw in it light-mindedness and vanity.

    The Brothers Karamazov

  • Beneath his smiling light-mindedness there was a surprising depth of ... well, discretion.

    Wizard and Glass

  • Easiness, a mild wit, a simple pleasure in living, even real gaiety (see his "Ballad of the Desparing Husband") are within Creeley's range, but for all his subtlety of rhythm and plainness of speech he is too much of a high priest for sustained light-mindedness.

    Poetry

  • She wound up her admonition by a sort of lament over my light-mindedness as to my best clothes; a spirit which, she remarked, was apt to cling to people to their graves -- sometimes afterwards; which

    The Story of the White-Rock Cove

  • Hugleik and Hakon, the hordes of mimes, whose light-mindedness unsteadied their bodies, broke their ranks and scurried off in panic; and this shameful flight was their sole requital for all their king's benefits.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX

  • Please help me find some way -- so that he won't go on being light-minded and liking light-mindedness.

    Missy

  • Whether succeeding events have cured or not some of that light-mindedness, any one can see to-day and form his judgement.

    Rochambeau and the French in America. I. From Unpublished Documents. VII

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