Antonyms
Etymology

1. lightly

adverb. ['ˈlaɪtli'] with few burdens.

Antonyms

  • dull

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • light (English)
  • leoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Lightly

  • forthrightly
  • unsightly
  • sprightly
  • politely
  • whitely
  • whiteley
  • stitely
  • brightly
  • tightly
  • rightly
  • nightly
  • knightly

Example sentences of the word lightly


1. Adverb
Push your thumb lightly against the belt and measure the movement with a ruler.

Quotes containing the word lightly


1. Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

2. It's your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don't take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.
- Betty White

3. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can. But life leaps over oblivion lightly, losing only a thing or two of no importance, and gloom is but the passing shadow of a cloud...
- Yann Martel, Life of Pi

2. lightly-armed

adjective. armed with light weapons.

Synonyms

  • light-armed

Antonyms

  • dark
  • bright

3. lightly

adverb. ['ˈlaɪtli'] with little weight or force.

Synonyms

  • gently

Antonyms

  • forte
  • dark

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • light (English)
  • leoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. lightly

adverb. ['ˈlaɪtli'] in a small quantity or extent.

Antonyms

  • dullness

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • light (English)
  • leoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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