Search Result for "lightsome":
1. moving easily and quickly; nimble;
- Example: "the dancer was light and graceful"
- Example: "a lightsome buoyant step"
- Example: "walked with a light tripping step"
[syn: light, lightsome, tripping]
2. carefree and happy and lighthearted;
- Example: "was loved for her blithe spirit"
- Example: "a merry blithesome nature"
- Example: "her lighthearted nature"
- Example: "trilling songs with a lightsome heart"
[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. [1913 Webster] White walls make rooms more lightsome than black. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Gay; airy; cheering; exhilarating. [1913 Webster] That lightsome affection of joy. --Hooker. -- Light"some*ly, adv. -- Light"some*ness, n. [1913 Webster] Happiness may walk soberly in dark attire, as well as dance lightsomely in a gala dress. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]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, unobscured