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What is another word for lightly?

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Without much care or thought
“These allegations cannot be dismissed lightly.”
Without much effort or difficulty
“If only we could breeze lightly through the next part of my story.”
Gently, delicately or softly
“Bend the toes of your right foot back, bend your knee, and let the sole of your right foot come lightly into contact with your opponent's abdomen.”
To a moderate or sparing degree
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“Place the dough on a sheet pan that has been lightly dusted with flour.”
Leniently, without severe punishment
“The Bishop interceded for him, and accordingly, he was let off very lightly.”
Carrying little
In a happy or cheerful way
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“With a light heart, the boy awaited the impending return of his dear father.”
Adverb for having a considerable or sufficient amount of light
“A new day dawns, the sun shines through and the house is light again.”
Adverb for pale in color
“Adding some light colors should freshen up this room.”
(of hair or skin tone) Adverb for pale in color
“Her light hair worked in harmony with her Nordic features.”
Adverb for unsubstantial in weight
“I prefer to travel with a light backpack so I can move around easily.”
Adverb for unsubstantial in quantity or frequency
“Earnings for the company this month have been disappointingly light in comparison to previous periods.”
Adverb for not strongly or heavily built or made
“We need to get some new curtains as the light fabric we currently have does not provide enough privacy.”
(of food or a meal) Adverb for small in quantity and easy to digest
“I will just be having a light dinner this evening as I am not very hungry.”
Adverb for undemanding and easily executed
“Greg was restricted to light training as he recovered from his serious knee injury.”
(of entertainment) Adverb for not profound or serious
“How about some light humor to brighten up your day?”
Adverb for having little value or significance
“The choice of a successor to the throne was no light matter.”
Adverb for dizzy or feeling faint
“I drank some wine on an empty stomach and my head began to feel light almost immediately.”
Adverb for airy in texture
“A well-made latte typically has just the right amount of light foam at the top.”
(of soil) Adverb for easily dug
“A primary objective when cultivating light soil is to increase its water-retaining properties.”
(of sleep) Adverb for easily disturbed
“I am a light sleeper and the littlest noise is enough to wake me up.”
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