[lahyt-lee] /ˈlaɪt li/
with little weight, force, intensity, etc.; gently:
to press lightly on a door bell.
to only a small amount or degree; slightly:
lightly fried eggs.
to leap lightly aside.
with a lack of concern; indifferently; slightly:
to think lightly of one’s achievements.
cheerfully; without complaining:
to take bad news lightly.
without due consideration or reason (often used negatively):
an offer not to be refused lightly.
easily; without trouble or effort:
Lightly come, lightly go.
to behave lightly.
flags floating lightly.
Old English leohtlice “so as not to be heavy” (of material things, but also of sleep, blows, etc.); cognate with Old Frisian lichtelik, Old High German lihtlihho, German leichtlich, Old Norse lettlega (see light (adj.1)). Meaning “frivolously, indifferently” is from early 13c.
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