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Synonyms for light-heartedly

in a light-hearted manner


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"It was treated light-heartedly, so there was no intensive concern or major fears and, as a result, there was no structured training course."
Southgate took his tumble light-heartedly, joking he may not be allowed to show the same kind of emotion on the touchline which accompanied Harry Kane's stoppage-time winner against Tunisia.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak also chipped in, posting a photo of chicken rendang on Twitter and light-heartedly asking whether anyone has ever eaten a crispy chicken curry.
He has been talking about me moving in and light-heartedly asking me to marry him and have children.
The plan has many critics and Erdogan himself light-heartedly called it a "crazy project" when he first raised it in 2011.
With regard to the father's condition, the publicist light-heartedly informed the press that "George is sedated and should recover in a few days," joking about the 56-year-old Hollywood heartthrob.
Hamilton described Vettel's tactics as "dangerous", and the pair, albeit light-heartedly, later disagreed on whether they afforded one another enough room.
In her first television interview alongside husband Philip May on Tuesday, 60-year-old May light-heartedly told the BBC that"there's boy jobs and girls jobs." But many TV viewers took to social media soon after to express outrage.
Jeremy Corbyn appeared fired up for the General Election as he launched Labour's campaign, railing against the Establishment and light-heartedly brushing off difficult media questions.
"We are trying to light-heartedly raise attention to important issues.
And it was not unknown for him to lobby light-heartedly for a star or two in the tunnel after a good game!
This led England's Grand Slam winning coach Eddie Jones to light-heartedly comment that Wasps' skipper James Haskell would be an ideal man for sevens, but the 67-time England flanker treated the Aussie's remarks as being firmly tongue-in-cheek.
While some people light-heartedly joked that potential passengers should not confuse the company with Ryanair, a budget airline in Europe, others were quite tasteless in their humor.
David, 71, said light-heartedly: "We've had the World Cup but I've got the gold!" The happy couple have talked about their wedding day many times but it's long since become a quip of David's saying: "We didn't want to rush it."