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English adjective: lightweight

1. lightweight weighing relatively little compared with another item or object of similar use

SamplesA lightweight fabric.
Lightweight wood.



2. lightweight having no importance or influence

SamplesA lightweight intellect.


Antonymsimportant, of import

English noun: lightweight

1. lightweight (person) a professional boxer who weighs between 131 and 135 pounds

Broader (hypernym)gladiator, prizefighter

2. lightweight (person) someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous

Synonymsjackanapes, whippersnapper

Broader (hypernym)cipher, cypher, nobody, nonentity

3. lightweight (person) an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 132 pounds

Broader (hypernym)boxer, pugilist

4. lightweight (person) a wrestler who weighs 139-154 pounds

Broader (hypernym)grappler, matman, wrestler

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