Definition of Light-handed

1. Adjective. Having a metaphorically delicate touch. "The translation is...light-handed...and generally unobtrusive"

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Definition of Light-handed

1. Adjective. (nautical) Not having a full complement of workers. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Light-handed

light-activated resin
light-adapted eye
light-armed
light-blue
light-bulb
light-colored
light-cured resin
light-duty
light-duty vehicle
light-emitting diode
light-emitting diodes
light-fingered
light-footed
light-green
light-haired
light-handed (current term)
light-handedly
light-headed
light-headedly
light-headedness
light-hearted
light-heartedly
light-horseman
light-ion fusion
light-legged
light-minded
light-mindedness
light-near dissociation
light-o'-love
light-of-love

Literary usage of Light-handed

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1. Sporting Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02751662] (1827)
"Weights upon severe ground, he is steady, easy, very economical in thong and cord, very light-handed, and sometimes even playful. ..."

2. Oil Supply Security: The Emergency Response Potential of IEA Countries in 2000 by International Energy Agency (2001)
"Prior to activation ok the IEP trigger, only the light-handed measures ... Procedures and Monitoring light-handed measures are prepared administratively. ..."

3. Energy Policies of IEA Countries: New Zealand 2006 Review by International Energy Agency (2006)
"light-handed REGULATION New Zealand has historically relied on a "light-handed" approach to regulation. Under this policy, the government relies on existing ..."

4. The OECD Report on Regulatory Reform by Joanna R. Shelton (1997)
"This model of immediate and full liberalisation with "light-handed regulation" ... "light-handed" regulation has also imposed costs on the new entrant which ..."

5. Regulatory Reform in Denmark by Oecd (2000)
"As a result of this relatively light-handed regulation, Tele Danmark has recently been merging into the main operating company subsidiaries that have been ..."

6. Regulatory Institutions in Liberalised Electricity Markets by International Energy Agency (2001)
"Under this "light-handed" approach there are no price controls or other traditional forms of ... light-handed regulation relies on general competition law, ..."

7. A Text-book of Mineralogy: With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and by Edward Salisbury Dana, James Dwight Dana (1877)
"To distinguish between these the first are called light-handed rotating crystals, and the others left-handed. The relations here involved will be better ..."

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