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Synonyms for lightly
ˈlaɪt lilight·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  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. United States:

    Curaçao is a team we can't take lightly, we know that for sure, to me it's a Cinderella story... it's what the @GoldCup is about.

  2. Cris Collinsworth:

    Yeah, Penei Sewell is a really good player, but he’s not been what Ja'Marr Chase has been this year. Ja'Marr Chase, in my estimation, is already the best receiver that I've ever seen play with a Cincinnati Bengals uniform on, and I don't say that lightly.

  3. Unknown:

    That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.

  4. Damon Circosta:

    Personally, The Board of Elections's not a decision I want to take lightly. I want to be cautious.

  5. John Bel Edwards:

    No one should take this storm lightly.


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