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Synonyms for lightly
ˈlaɪt lilight·ly

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  1. lightlyadverb

    without good reason

    "one cannot say such things lightly"

    Synonyms:
    thinly, gently, softly, light

    Antonyms:
    heavily, hard, intemperately

  2. lightly, lightadverb

    with few burdens

    "experienced travellers travel light"

    Synonyms:
    thinly, gently, softly, light

    Antonyms:
    heavily, hard, intemperately

  3. lightly, softly, gentlyadverb

    with little weight or force

    "she kissed him lightly on the forehead"

    Synonyms:
    quietly, gently, thinly, piano, softly, light, mildly

    Antonyms:
    hard, intemperately, heavily

  4. lightlyadverb

    indulging with temperance

    "we eat lightly in the morning"

    Synonyms:
    thinly, gently, softly, light

    Antonyms:
    heavily, intemperately, hard

  5. lightlyadverb

    with indifference or without dejection

    "he took it lightly"

    Synonyms:
    thinly, gently, softly, light

    Antonyms:
    hard, heavily, intemperately

  6. thinly, lightlyadverb

    in a small quantity or extent

    "spread the margarine thinly over the meat"; "apply paint lightly"

    Synonyms:
    gently, thinly, thin, softly, light

    Antonyms:
    intemperately, hard, heavily

  7. lightlyadverb

    to a slight degree

    "her speech is only lightly accented"

    Synonyms:
    thinly, gently, softly, light

    Antonyms:
    heavily, intemperately, hard

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How to use lightly in a sentence?

  1. Chief Dwayne Gilman:

    Obviously, with the emphasis on heroin in the state right now, that’s just not something we wanted to take lightly, everything you don’t want to hear in a school happened in one day.

  2. Lauri Saft:

    I do think A.I. is becoming ubiquitous, i don’t say that lightly. It’s going to be everywhere.

  3. Merrick Garland:

    Second, the department does not take such a decision lightly.

  4. Chris Hardwick:

    These are very serious allegations and not to be taken lightly which is why I’ve taken the day to consider how to respond, i was heartbroken to read Chloe’s post. Our three year relationship was not perfect—we were ultimately not a good match and argued—even shouted at each other—but I loved her, and did my best to uplift and support her as a partner and companion in any way and at no time did I sexually assault her.

  5. President Obama:

    We all bleed when we lose an American life, we all grieve when any innocent life is taken. We don't take this work lightly. And I know that each and every one of you understand the magnitude of what we do and the stakes involved and these aren't abstractions and we're not cavalier about what we do.


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