lightheartedness

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lighthearted +‎ -ness

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lightheartedness ‎(countable and uncountable, plural lightheartednesses)

  1. (uncountable) The property of being lighthearted, joyous, cheerful, without a care.
  2. (countable) An amusement or item of a pleasant but inconsequential nature.
    • 2009, Mica Pollock, Colormute: Race Talk Dilemmas in an American School, ISBN 1400826128, page x:
      I focus on communal descriptive problems—what I call American race talk dilemmas—rather than on all the lightheartednesses and small triumphs of daily life at Columbus.

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