lightheartedness lightheartedness

Definition(s):

  • (n) the cheerful feeling you have when nothing is troubling you

Usage(s):

  1. Your Own Thing tosses off Shakespeare's calculated sexual confusions with jaunty lightheartedness.
  2. The Priests' lightheartedness and diplomatic skills have already seen them through potentially awkward situations.
  3. There was even a lightheartedness to the collection that was inspired by artists painting in their studios.

News

  • Lots of oaths, no cake at board’s reorganization session

    It was a night of lightheartedness for Shelter Island Board of Education members who took turns July 10 taking oaths of office, in what became in district clerk Jacqueline Dunning’s description, an “almost giddy” session.
    on July 12, 2013     Source: The Shelter Island Reporter

Quotes

  1. In his 2005 best-seller, "Symptoms of Withdrawal," her actor son, Christopher Lawford, wrote of his mother that "her lightheartedness and vibrancy made her my grandfather's favorite."
    on Sep 17, 2006 By: Christopher Lawford Source: USA Today

  2. "They didn't get to the top of the field in their time -- and most likely top two or three or four all-time -- by not being competitive," Lendl said in a telephone interview. "So, yes, there may be a little lightheartedness, but at the end of...
    on Mar 8, 2008 By: Ivan Lendl Source: SportingNews.com

  3. "I found the [Granville] films really entertaining," says Andrew Fleming, director of the new "Nancy Drew." "I liked the fact that there was this lightheartedness to them and this kind of pace. They made some choices in those that surprised...
    on Jun 8, 2007 By: Andrew Fleming Source: Washington Post

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