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"lightweight" in British English

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lightweightadjective

uk   /ˈlaɪt.weɪt/ us   /ˈlaɪt.weɪt/

lightweightnoun [C]

uk   /ˈlaɪt.weɪt/ us   /ˈlaɪt.weɪt/
(Definition of lightweight from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lightweight" in American English

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lightweightadjective

us   /ˈlɑɪtˌweɪt/
  • lightweight adjective (WITH LESS WEIGHT)

(esp. of clothes) weighing little and therefore not warm: a lightweight jacket
  • lightweight adjective (NOT IMPORTANT)

(of a person) of little importance, or (of ideas) created without serious thought or purpose: The movie was a lightweight comedy.

lightweightnoun [C]

us   /ˈlɑɪt·weɪt/
  • lightweight noun [C] (SOMEONE OR SOMETHING NOT IMPORTANT)

a person of little importance, or an idea created without serious thought or purpose:
(Definition of lightweight from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"lightweight" in Business English

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lightweightadjective

uk   /ˈlaɪtweɪt/ us  
weighing only a little or less than average: We shipped thousands of very lightweight cardigans for the spring season. Composites tend to be stronger than steel but more lightweight. lightweight plastics/carbon fibres
not showing deep understanding, knowledge, or ability: She's the author of some fairly lightweight investing guides. Many in the US regarded him as too lightweight to become the IMF's managing director.

lightweightnoun

uk   /ˈlaɪtweɪt/ us  
someone who does not show deep understanding, knowledge, or ability: In certain circles he has been dismissed as an intellectual lightweight.
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(Definition of lightweight from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lightweight”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不重的, 较轻的,轻量的…
in Turkish hafif, ince…
in Russian легкий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不重的, 較輕的,輕量的…
in Polish lekki…
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“lightweight” in Business English

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