1. [Adverb]: in a small quantity or extent; "spread the margarine thinly over the meat"; "apply paint lightly"

2. [Adverb]: with indifference or without dejection; "he took it lightly"

3. [Adverb]: to a slight degree; "her speech is only lightly accented"

4. [Adverb]: with few burdens; "experienced travellers travel light"

5. [Adverb]: without good reason; "one cannot say such things lightly"

6. [Adverb]: indulging with temperance; "we eat lightly in the morning"

7. [Adverb]: with little weight or force; "she kissed him lightly on the forehead"

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