Examples of blithe in a Sentence
He showed blithe disregard for the rights of others.
He was blithe about the risks to his health.
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John Slattery makes a rather blithe Eisenhower, though perhaps that's just how Brits see Americans, as breezy and shallow.
A series of mistaken identities involving Hesione’s husband and Ellie’s father establishes a blithe mood, albeit with typical Shavian grounding in the realities of gender and money and class.
Perhaps realizing television’s power to change the way people see the world, show creators rejected easy aspiration and blithe escapism—they instead got insistently, and compellingly, real.
Her buoyant charm conceals a Whole Earth Catalog of contradictions, and Ms. Bening, an effortless charmer herself, embraces all of them, light and dark, in a spirit of blithe bemusement.
The combination of free-form opportunism, heroic self-regard, blithe contempt for expertise, and an airy sense of infallibility has contributed to Trump’s profound estrangement from the truth.
Abadi and other Iraqi officials have either brushed off concerns about refugees and civilian deaths or given blithe assurances that everything will be fine.
Cillian, like all sons, was blithe about this betrayal.
For that matter, his characters’ blithe acceptance of the horrific abuse the world heaps on them is emblematic of the late Cold War era, when apocalypse seemed to lurk at every turn.
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Origin and Etymology of blithe
Middle English, from Old English blīthe; akin to Old High German blīdi joyous
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of blithe
BLITHE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of blithe for English Language Learners
: showing a lack of proper thought or care : not caring or worrying
: happy and without worry
BLITHE Defined for Kids
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