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light

(Easy), adjective breezy, carefree, cushy, debonair, effortless, facile, lighthearted, manageable, not burdensome, not complex, not complicated, not difficult, not involved, nothing to it, painless, plain, simple, smooth, straightforward, uncomplicated

light

(Entertaining), adjective amusing, animated, beamish, bird-witted, blithe, blithesome, breezy, capricious, carefree, changeable, cheerful, cheery, comical, debonair, distracting, diverting, easygoing, elated, erratic, fickle, flighty, flyaway, free and easy, frivolous, gay, glad, gleeful, happy, happy as a lark, happy-go-lucky, humorous, impulsive, in good or high spirits, inconsequential, inconstant, insouciant, irresponsible, jaunty, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyful, jubilant, laughing, lighthearted, lively, merry, mirthful, optimistic, out in left field, out to lunch, petty, pleasing, pleasurable, positive, recreative, riant, scatterbrained, skittish, smiling, sportive, sunny, superficial, trivial, unimportant, untroubled, upbeat, volatile, witty

light

(Weightless), adjective airy, buoyant, diluted, feathery, floatable, floating, fluffy, light as a feather, light as air, lighter than air, slender, slight, superficial, thin, unsubstantial, watered down

light

(Daylight), noun crack of dawn, dawn, day, daylight hours, daytime, starlight, sunbeam, sunrise, sunshine, sunup, visibility

light

(Illumination), noun beaming, brightness, brilliance, brilliancy, clearness, comprehension, effulgence, flood of light, fluorescence, glare, gleam, gleaming, glimmer, glitter, glow, glowing, incandescence, irradiation, knowledge, lambency, lightness, luminescence, luminosity, luminous energy, luminousness, luster, openness, publicity, radiance, radiation, sheen, shine, shining, sparkle, sunlight, understanding
Associated concepts: evidence coming to light, shine the light of law
See also: deft, frivolous, jocular, minimal, negligible, slight, subtle, trivial
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The primary image that Calvino uses to demonstrate his idea of lightness in literature is Ovid's image of Perseus with the head of the slain Medusa.
We were able to do this because we measured lightness in such high-range and relatively complex images.
Infused with dimensions of insubstantiality, O'Brien's characters are frequently shifting vestiges, which lend a peculiar lightness to their existences: Finn Mac Cool, "a hero of old Ireland" for instance, "came out before me from his shadow" while the Good Fairy is altogether invisible (O'Brien 6; emphasis added).
According to the anchoring theory, the explanation of lightness perception requires responding to anchoring and scaling problems.
Air-dry hardwood veneers exposed to elevated temperature in combination with high relative humidity resulted in loss of lightness (Kollmann et al.
The HarperCollins 20th anniversary edition of 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' is available now with Faber releasing a special edition in the UK in the autumn of 2004, reports USA Today.
WP coatings did not affect the redness of tomato, but the lightness of the product increased and the yellowness decreased after one coating 10 cm in thickness, compared with the control.
The Flamenco slip uses the lightness and freedom of woven Calais lace extravagantly strewn with lilies.
But his discussion of historicism epitomizes the extent to which the great strength of the book -- the lightness of touch that enables him to signpost without systematizing -- borders on becoming a weakness.
This honey gold ale is crisp and clear, with an unusual lightness and dryness for such a full-flavored ale.
Poet who introduced a new lightness and grace into German poetry.
Feel the lightness or fullness of the beer - the more barley, the fuller and more powerful the taste.