[syn: blithe, blithesome, lighthearted, lightsome, light-hearted]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lightsome \Light"some\ (l[imac]t"s[u^]m), a.
1. Having light; lighted; not dark or gloomy; bright.
White walls make rooms more lightsome than black.
2. Gay; airy; cheering; exhilarating.
That lightsome affection of joy. --Hooker.
-- Light"some*ly, adv. -- Light"some*ness, n.
Happiness may walk soberly in dark attire, as well
as dance lightsomely in a gala dress. --Hawthorne.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: moving easily and quickly; nimble; "the dancer was light
and graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a
light tripping step" [syn: light, lightsome,
2: carefree and happy and lighthearted; "was loved for her
blithe spirit"; "a merry blithesome nature"; "her
lighthearted nature"; "trilling songs with a lightsome heart"
[syn: blithe, blithesome, lighthearted, lightsome,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
34 Moby Thesaurus words for "lightsome":
airy, blithe, breezy, buoyant, carefree, cheery, chirk, chirpy,
chirrupy, clear, cloudless, corky, debonair, diaphanous,
free and easy, insouciant, jaunty, light, lighthearted, lightish,
lucent, lucid, luculent, pellucid, perky, relucent, resilient,
serene, sunny, translucent, translucid, transparent, unclouded,