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XXX is a place you can lightly keep and share your thoughts.

This is my service's tagline. XXX represents the service name. I'm not sure lightly is the right word in this sentence. I intended that it means 'feel free' or 'feel comfortable'.

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  • Any particular reason that you have to use lightly? Freely and comfortably seem to work there. – user140086 Dec 2 '15 at 13:47
  • Thanks for answer. I think both are good candidates. Can i exchange all these words "without worring", freely, easily, comfortably. I want to know best word. – jkim Dec 2 '15 at 14:05
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"Lightly" doesn't make much sense at all in that context. I would struggle to interpret what the sentence is trying to convey if it wasn't for your clear explanation. I can think of a whole range of misleading interpretations:

  • The thoughts you share are being 'lightly' kept, e.g. not stored on a database for very long
  • The content is 'light' on length, e.g you can only share brief thoughts
  • The content is 'light' on tone, e.g. you should only share positive, happy thoughts.

You're not aiming for any of those interpretations.

Some alternatives:

  • comfortably
  • freely
  • without worrying (as mentioned by AdamV)
  • casually
  • easily
  • openly
  • simply

Personally, I prefer 'freely' but it all depends what you are trying to convey.

Try putting some of those suggestions into http://www.thesaurus.com/ for further ideas!

  • Thank you for alternatives and suggestions. Those are very helpful. – jkim Dec 2 '15 at 16:05
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"I did YYY. but did not do it lightly" is a reasonable sentence. "lightly" is contrasting with the idea of something weighing heavily on the mind or conscience. I don't think most native English readers would understand your tagline without it being explained. So you should not use this turn of phrase and find something that is understood at first reading by native and non-native alike. Example: "XXX is a place you can keep and share your thoughts without worrying"

  • Thanks for answer. I think "without worring" is a good suggestion. How about freely or easily or comfortably (as like Rathony commented) – jkim Dec 2 '15 at 14:03

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