With little weight; with little force; as, to tread lightly; to press lightly.
- With little weight or force; gently.
- To a slight extent or amount: apply paint lightly.
- With little difficulty; easily.
- With agility and grace; nimbly.
- In a carefree manner; cheerfully: took the news lightly.
- Without sufficient care or consideration; indifferently: treated the situation much too lightly.