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blithe

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adjective \ˈblīth, ˈblīth\

Simple Definition of blithe

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

  • : happy and without worry

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of blithe

blitherblithest

  1. 1 :  of a happy lighthearted character or disposition

  2. 2 :  lacking due thought or consideration :  casual, heedless <blithe unconcern>

blithely adverb

Examples of blithe in a sentence

  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

blithe

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adjective \ˈblīth, ˈblīth\

Definition of blithe for Students

blitherblithest

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

blithely adverb




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