Synonyms for lightweight

Grammar : Adj
Spell : lahyt-weyt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈlaɪtˌweɪt

Top 10 synonyms for lightweight Other synonyms for the word lightweight

Définition of lightweight

Origin :
  • also light-weight, 1773 in horse-racing, also in pugilism; from light (adj.1) + weight. Figurative sense of "inconsequential" first attested 1809.
  • adj inconsequential
Example sentences :
  • I should like him to be a lightweight, so as to be able to ride with me.
  • Extract from : « Won by the Sword » by G.A. Henty
  • He entered in the lightweight class in the Harvard Gymnasium, March 22, 1879.
  • Extract from : « Theodore Roosevelt » by Edmund Lester Pearson
  • At any rate our lightweight is one point in our favour, and another is our light-hands.
  • Extract from : « The Sportswoman's Library, v. 2 » by Various
  • He was a football player and a lightweight boxer of no mean ability.
  • Extract from : « The Rope of Gold » by Roy J. Snell
  • Many in fact would have had no hesitation in classing him as a lightweight.
  • Extract from : « Baseball Joe on the Giants » by Lester Chadwick
  • Fortunately I was a lightweight, or I might have been killed.
  • Extract from : « Rujub, the Juggler » by G. A. Henty
  • In his own college days he had been the lightweight champion of his class.
  • Extract from : « The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall » by Spencer Davenport
  • It was an important match—for the lightweight championship of the world.
  • Extract from : « The Native Son » by Inez Haynes Irwin
  • A short distance behind the runabout was a lightweight truck.
  • Extract from : « The Black Star » by Johnston McCulley
  • He was now clinging to the reins with both hands, and, being a muscular lad and no lightweight, his bulk told.
  • Extract from : « Tom Swift and his Motor-cycle » by Victor Appleton

Antonyms for lightweight

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