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4 definitions found
 for lightness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lightness \Light"ness\, n. [From Light not heavy.]
     The state, condition, or quality, of being light or not
     heavy; buoyancy; levity; fickleness; nimbleness; delicacy;
     grace.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Levity; volatility; instability; inconstancy;
          unsteadiness; giddiness; flightiness; airiness; gayety;
          liveliness; agility; nimbleness; sprightliness;
          briskness; swiftness; ease; facility.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lightness \Light"ness\, n. [From Light bright.]
     1. Illumination, or degree of illumination; as, the lightness
        of a room. --Chaucer.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Absence of depth or of duskiness in color; as, the
        lightness of a tint; lightness of complexion.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lightness
      n 1: a feeling of joy and pride [syn: elation, high spirits,
           lightness]
      2: the property of being comparatively small in weight; "the
         lightness of balsa wood" [syn: lightness, weightlessness]
         [ant: heaviness, weightiness]
      3: the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and
         nimble [syn: agility, legerity, lightness,
         lightsomeness, nimbleness]
      4: having a light color [ant: darkness]
      5: the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as
         created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light and
         the darkest dark" [syn: light, lightness]
      6: the trait of being lighthearted and frivolous [syn:
         lightsomeness, lightness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  208 Moby Thesaurus words for "lightness":
     Munsell chroma, achroma, achromasia, achromatosis, agility,
     airiness, airy texture, albescence, albinism, albino, albinoism,
     amiable weakness, anemia, ashiness, attenuation, big deal,
     blondness, bloodlessness, bounce, breakability, breeziness,
     brightness, brittleness, buoyancy, cadaverousness, canescence,
     carefreeness, chalkiness, chambering, changeableness, cheerfulness,
     chirpiness, chloranemia, chroma, chromatic color, chromaticity,
     collapse, color quality, colorimetric quality, cool color,
     coquettishness, creaminess, daintiness, deathly hue,
     deathly pallor, debonairness, delicacy, destructibility,
     diaphanousness, dilutedness, dilution, dimness, disintegration,
     dullness, easy virtue, effeminacy, effervescence, elasticity,
     emptiness, ethereality, exiguity, exility, expansiveness,
     exsanguination, faddishness, faddism, fadedness, faintness,
     fairness, featliness, fickleness, fineness, flightiness,
     flimsiness, flippancy, fluffiness, foolishness, fragility, frailty,
     frangibility, frivolity, frivolousness, frostiness, frothiness,
     futility, gaiety, gauziness, ghastliness, glaucescence,
     glaucousness, gossameriness, gracility, grizzliness, haggardness,
     hoariness, hue, human frailty, hypochromia, hypochromic anemia,
     idleness, inanity, inconstancy, indecisiveness, infirmity of will,
     inherent vice, insubstantiality, irresolution, jauntiness,
     laciness, lack of depth, lactescence, laxity, leukoderma, levity,
     light heart, lightheartedness, lightsomeness, liveliness,
     lividness, loose morals, looseness, lucence, lucency, lucidity,
     luminosity, luminousness, mercuriality, mercurialness, milkiness,
     mistiness, moral weakness, muddiness, neutral color, nimbleness,
     nugacity, paleness, pallidity, pallidness, pallor, paperiness,
     pastiness, pearliness, perkiness, pertness, prison pallor,
     promiscuity, purity, rarity, resilience, resiliency, sallowness,
     saturation, shallow-wittedness, shallowness, sickliness,
     sickly hue, silliness, silver, silveriness, skittishness,
     sleaziness, sleeping around, slenderness, slightness, slimness,
     snowiness, spryness, subtility, superficiality, swinging, tenuity,
     thinness, tint, tone, translucence, translucency, triflingness,
     triteness, triviality, trivialness, undependability,
     unpredictability, unprofoundness, unprofundity, unreliability,
     unsubstantiality, vacuity, vagueness, value, vanity, vapidity,
     velleity, vitiligo, vivacity, volatility, wanness, wantonness,
     warm color, wateriness, waywardness, weakness, white, white race,
     whiteness, whitishness, whorishness, wispiness, womanishness
  
  

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