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Dictionary definition for: Lightly

1. (r) without good reason; "one cannot say such things lightly"

2. (r) with few burdens; "experienced travellers travel light"

3. (r) with little weight or force; "she kissed him lightly on the forehead"

4. (r) indulging with temperance; "we eat lightly in the morning"

5. (r) with indifference or without dejection; "he took it lightly"

6. (r) in a small quantity or extent; "spread the margarine thinly over the meat" "apply paint lightly"

7. (r) to a slight degree; "her speech is only lightly accented"

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