What is the opposite of heavy?

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Adjective
(of a physical object) Opposite of possessing great weight
“Our suitcase was very light once we emptied it after returning from our trip.”
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(of people or animals) Opposite of overweight or fat
“He was now a skinny man after months of depriving himself of food.”
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Opposite of with force
“The pinata would fail to break after a few soft blows from the children.”
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Opposite of requiring significant physical exertion
“She found being a dog walker to be easy, yet satisfying, work.”
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Opposite of mentally oppressive or hard to endure
“The success of his business proved to be an uplifting blessing on his mind and spirit.”
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Opposite of of substantial density
“The skies were clear and filled with wispy clouds.”
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(of rain) Opposite of falling with force
“The weather forecast predicts light rain tomorrow.”
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Opposite of having a subject matter of importance
“This is a minor matter which we can ignore for now.”
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Opposite of influential or powerful in rank, position, or status
“It will be a concert that brings together a group of unknown talent in the field of modern hip-hop.”
Adjective
Opposite of containing perceptible moisture
“It is an arid climate with a few registered inches of rainfall in a normal year.”
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Opposite of having a muddy or sticky consistency
“The most suitable land for vanilla is gently sloping with light friable soil.”
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Opposite of large in size, amount, or intensity
“The banks have suffered inconsequential losses from investing in a few small businesses.”
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(of the elements) Opposite of violently disturbed or agitated
“The rough weather had passed and the sea was now calm.”
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Opposite of extreme in intensity
“The two opposing groups had a half-hearted fight before going their separate ways.”
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(of an activity) Opposite of excessive in nature
“He was a moderate drinker who was always fully aware of his limits.”
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(heavy on) Opposite of consisting of or using a lot of
“German food is light on chilies and exotic spices.”
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Opposite of feeling sluggish or slow
“After a good night's sleep, his body was feeling energetic again.”
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Opposite of filled with sadness or melancholy
“I look forward to seeing you again with a joyful heart.”
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(of a literary work) Opposite of overly serious or difficult
“The author's latest works were enthralling, arousing the interest of readers worldwide.”
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(predicative) Opposite of weighed down with something
“The crates were empty of any items whatsoever.”
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Opposite of indelicate or coarse in appearance or manner
“When he lifts up his baseball cap to scratch his hair, the soft features of a boy-band dreamboat are revealed.”
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Opposite of severe or intense, especially in a painful or unpleasant way
“Whenever he tried too hard to recall the sequences, he experienced a dull headache which, though not incapacitating, was unpleasant.”
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Opposite of difficult to carry out or fulfill
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Opposite of of an unwieldily great size
“The included electronic flash is powerful enough for your after-dark and indoor lighting needs but is also compact enough to carry around for daylight flash.”
Adjective
Opposite of not exciting, adventurous, or controversial
“The first half-hour of the movie was fairly dull, and then it took an exciting and interesting turn.”
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Opposite of characterized by sluggishness or weariness
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Opposite of feeling sleepy or lethargic
“She went into her father's room, where he was awake and wondering.”
Adjective
Opposite of profuse, abundant, or vast in quantity or number
Adjective
Opposite of having great body mass
“It seemed as if the battle was unequally divided, a puny boy against the world.”
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Opposite of characteristic of great power or forcefulness
“Ida had kept him awake while he drowsed his way up the old King's Trace in eastern Missouri, feverish and weak.”
Adjective
Opposite of of a woman or female animal, in expectation of giving birth
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Opposite of awkward or uncoordinated in movement or in handling things
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Opposite of decadently pleasing to taste
“I will just have a light salad for lunch.”
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Opposite of of a comestible, especially a beverage, having a rich flavor
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Opposite of not easily excited to action or passion
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Opposite of filled or covered over with clouds
Adjective
Opposite of muggy, stuffy, with bad ventilation
Adjective
Opposite of of great size or weighing a great deal
Noun
Opposite of a person of high status or importance
“He was currently a nobody in the music industry but had dreams of making it big one day.”
Noun
Opposite of an unkind, evil or unscrupulous person
Noun
Opposite of a loyal and trusted follower or subordinate
Noun
Opposite of a rough and violent person
“Hugh reflected on his years in school as a self-described wimp who had to endure the occasional bullying.”
Verb
Opposite of to harass, bother or persecute, especially relentlessly
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