lightness


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Synonyms for lightness

a feeling of joy and pride

the property of being comparatively small in weight

the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble

having a light color

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the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures

the trait of being lighthearted and frivolous

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He felt as if powers till then confined within him had been liberated, and that strange lightness did not again leave him.
He nodded his head to and fro significantly, opened the door with an adroit movement, and stepped out with a lightness unexpected at his age.
But there is a lightness about the feminine mind--a touch and go--music, the fine arts, that kind of thing--they should study those up to a certain point, women should; but in a light way, you know.
It is monstrous that for no offence but the wish to produce something beautiful, and the mistake of his powers in that direction, a writer should become the prey of some ferocious wit, and that his tormentor should achieve credit by his lightness and ease in rending his prey; it is shocking to think how alluring and depraving the fact is to the young reader emulous of such credit, and eager to achieve it.
Be that as it may, it always seemed to me that I moved with greater speed and agility within Pellucidar than upon the outer surface--there was a certain airy lightness of step that was most pleasing, and a feeling of bodily detachment which I can only compare with that occasionally experienced in dreams.
Till the cows come home," he answered, attempting her own lightness, then adding, "that is, to Berande.
As Mainhall had said, she was the second act; the plot and feeling alike depended upon her lightness of foot, her lightness of touch, upon the shrewdness and deft fancifulness that played alternately, and sometimes together, in her mirthful brown eyes.
This valuable metal possesses the whiteness of silver, the indestructibility of gold, the tenacity of iron, the fusibility of copper, the lightness of glass.
part of the instrument and not in the lower, which they reached by a circular staircase, a masterpiece of lightness, while below them opened a metal well terminated by the metallic mirror, which measured two hundred and eighty feet in depth.
She went out with the rapid step which bore her rather fully-developed figure with such strange lightness.
Mr Chester was more than usually gay; but not caring, as it seemed, to open a conversation with one whose humour was so different, he vented the lightness of his spirit in smiles and sparkling looks, and made no effort to awaken his attention.
He thought of the home he might at that moment have been seeking with pleasure and pride; of the different man he might have been that night; of the lightness then in his now heavy- laden breast; of the then restored honour, self-respect, and tranquillity all torn to pieces.
Singer-songwriters Don White and Christine Lavin are an eminently natural pairing: Both have a lightness about their music that's capable of being both funny and smart.
the sudden agile leap of the poet-philosopher who raises himself above the weight of the world, showing that with all his gravity he has the secret of lightness.
They walk around the ligurian city carefree with their shoes, with such a self-confidence that only the the lightness of the new Alberto Guardiani lace-ups may have.