Definition of blithe
- a blithe spirit
- blithe enjoyment
He showed blithe disregard for the rights of others.
He was blithe about the risks to his health.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: showing a lack of proper thought or care : not caring or worrying
: happy and without worry
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