lightly
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈlaɪtli/
Adverb

lightly (comparative lightlier, superlative lightliest)

  1. In a light manner.
    As a teacher, I don't take rudeness in class lightly.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VIII, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
      Elbows almost touching they leaned at ease, idly reading the almost obliterated lines engraved there. ¶ "I never understood it," she observed, lightly scornful. "What occult meaning has a sun-dial for the spooney? I'm sure I don't want to read riddles in a strange gentleman's optics."
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