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Definitions of lightly:
  • adverb:   with indifference or without dejection
    Example: "He took it lightly"
  • adverb:   indulging with temperance
    Example: "We eat lightly in the morning"
  • adverb:   to a slight degree
    Example: "Her speech is only lightly accented"
  • adverb:   with little weight or force
    Example: "She kissed him lightly on the forehead"
  • adverb:   with few burdens
  • adverb:   without good reason
    Example: "One cannot say such things lightly"
  • adverb:   in a small quantity or extent
    Example: "Apply paint lightly"

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