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Webster 1913 Edition


Lightness

Light′ness

,
Noun.
[From
Light
not heavy.]
The state, condition, or quality, of being light or not heavy; buoyancy; levity; fickleness; nimbleness; delicacy; grace.
Syn. – Levity; volatility; instability; inconstancy; unsteadiness; giddiness; flightiness; airiness; gayety; liveliness; agility; nimbleness; sprightliness; briskness; swiftness; ease; facility.

Light′ness

,
Noun.
[From
Light
bright.]
1.
Illumination, or degree of illumination;
as, the
lightness
of a room
.
Chaucer.
2.
Absence of depth or of duskiness in color;
as, the
lightness
of a tint;
lightness
of complexion.

Webster 1828 Edition


Lightness

LIGHTNESS

,
Noun.
li'teness.
1.
Want of weight; levity; the contrary to heaviness; as the lightness of air, compared with water.
2.
Inconstancy; unsteadiness; the quality of mind which disposes it to be influenced by trifling considerations.
- Such is the lightness of you common men.
3.
Levity; wantonness; lewdness; unchastity.
4.
Agility; nimbleness.

Definition 2022


lightness

lightness

English

Noun

lightness (countable and uncountable, plural lightnesses)

  1. (uncountable) the condition of being illuminated
  2. (uncountable) the relative whiteness or transparency of a colour
  3. (countable) The product of being illuminated.
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Etymology 2

light (having little weight) + -ness

Noun

lightness (uncountable)

  1. The state of having little weight, or little force.
  2. Agility of movement.
  3. Freedom from worry.
  4. Levity, frivolity; inconsistency.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, New York 2001, p.75:
      Seneca [] accounts it a filthy lightness in men, every day to lay new foundations of their life, but who doth otherwise?
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