adjective \ˈblīth, ˈblīth\

: showing a lack of proper thought or care : not caring or worrying

: happy and without worry


Full Definition of BLITHE

:  of a happy lighthearted character or disposition
:  lacking due thought or consideration :  casual, heedless <blithe unconcern>
blithe·ly adverb

Examples of BLITHE

  1. He showed blithe disregard for the rights of others.
  2. He was blithe about the risks to his health.

Origin of BLITHE

Middle English, from Old English blīthe; akin to Old High German blīdi joyous
First Known Use: before 12th century

Synonym Discussion of BLITHE

merry, blithe, jocund, jovial, jolly mean showing high spirits or lightheartedness. merry suggests cheerful, joyous, uninhibited enjoyment of frolic or festivity <a merry group of revelers>. blithe suggests carefree, innocent, or even heedless gaiety <arrived late in his usual blithe way>. jocund stresses elation and exhilaration of spirits <singing, dancing, and jocund feasting>. jovial suggests the stimulation of conviviality and good fellowship <dinner put them in a jovial mood>. jolly suggests high spirits expressed in laughing, bantering, and jesting <our jolly host enlivened the party>.

Rhymes with BLITHE

BLITHE Defined for Kids


adjective \ˈblīth, ˈblīth\

Definition of BLITHE for Kids

:  free from worry :  merry, cheerful <She let out a quick, blithe laugh. — Kevin Henkes, Olive's Ocean>
blithe·ly adverb


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