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Definition of lightly:

  1. Commonly; usually.
  2. In a small degree; slightly; not severely.
  3. Not chastely; wantonly.
  4. Swiftly; nimbly; with agility.
  5. With little effort or difficulty; easily; readily.
  6. With little weight; with little force; as, to tread lightly; to press lightly.
  7. Without deep impression.
  8. Without dejection; cheerfully.
  9. Without heed or care; with levity; gayly; airily.
  10. Without reason, or for reasons of little weight.

Synonyms:

thinly, tenderly, quietly, delicately, comfortably, smoothly, softly, thin, readily, mildly, nimbly, easily, heavily, piano, indifferently, carelessly, peacefully, casually, gracefully, light, gently, sweetly, carefully.

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