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English noun: lightness

1. lightness (feeling) a feeling of joy and pride


Synonymselation, high spirits


Broader (hypernym)joy, joyfulness, joyousness


Narrower (hyponym)euphoria, euphory

2. lightness (attribute) the property of being comparatively small in weight


SamplesThe lightness of balsa wood.


Synonymsweightlessness


Broader (hypernym)weight


Narrower (hyponym)airiness, buoyancy


Antonymsheaviness, weightiness

3. lightness (attribute) the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble


Synonymsagility, legerity, lightsomeness, nimbleness


Broader (hypernym)gracefulness

4. lightness (attribute) having a light color


Broader (hypernym)value


Antonymsdarkness

5. lightness (attribute) the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures


SamplesHe could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark.


Synonymslight


Broader (hypernym)visual property


Narrower (hyponym)aura, aureole, brightness, gloriole, glory, halo, highlight, highlighting, nimbus, sunniness


Attributedark, light

6. lightness (attribute) the trait of being lighthearted and frivolous


Synonymslightsomeness


Broader (hypernym)giddiness, silliness









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