blithe

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blithe

 (blīth, blīth)
adj. blith·er, blith·est
1. Carefree and lighthearted.
2. Lacking or showing a lack of due concern; casual: spoke with blithe ignorance of the true situation.

[Middle English, from Old English blīthe.]

blithe′ly adv.
blithe′ness n.

blithe

(blaɪð)
adj
1. very happy or cheerful
2. heedless; casual and indifferent
[Old English blīthe]
ˈblithely adv
ˈblitheness n

blithe

(blaɪð, blaɪθ)

adj. blith•er, blith•est.
1. lighthearted in disposition; cheerful.
2. heedless: a blithe disregard for someone's feelings.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English blīthe; c. Old High German blīdi, Old Norse blīthr]
blithe′ful, adj.
blithe′ly, adv.
blithe′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.blithe - lacking or showing a lack of due concern; "spoke with blithe ignorance of the true situation"
unconcerned - lacking in interest or care or feeling; "the average American...is unconcerned that his or her plight is the result of a complex of personal and economic and governmental actions...beyond the normal citizen's comprehension and control"; "blithely unconcerned about his friend's plight"
2.blithe - carefree and happy and lightheartedblithe - carefree and happy and lighthearted; "was loved for her blithe spirit"; "a merry blithesome nature"; "her lighthearted nature"; "trilling songs with a lightsome heart"
cheerful - being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits; "her cheerful nature"; "a cheerful greeting"; "a cheerful room"; "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be"

blithe

adjective
2. happy, sunny, cheerful, merry, upbeat (informal), buoyant, airy, cheery, carefree, breezy, genial, jaunty, chirpy (informal), untroubled, happy-go-lucky, gay, debonair, insouciant, mirthful, light-hearted, gladsome (archaic) His spirit was anything but blithe below the surface.
happy sad, depressed, unhappy, gloomy, melancholy, dejected, morose

blithe

adjective
1. Free from care or worry:
2. Characterized by joyful exuberance:
Translations
مَرِحٌ، جَذِلٌ
bezstarostný
sorgløsubekymret
glaîur
be rūpesčių
bezrūpīgsdzīvespriecīgs

blithe

[blaɪð] ADJ (liter) → alegre

blithe

[ˈblaɪð] adj
[disregard, indifference, ignorance] → joyeux/euse before n
[confidence, optimism] → allègre

blithe

adj (+er) (pej: = casual) → unbekümmert, ungeniert; (liter: = cheerful) → fröhlich, munter

blithe

[blaɪð] adj (thoughtless) → spensierato/a; (old) (happy) → gioioso/a, allegro/a

blithe

(blaið) adjective
happy and light-hearted. She is merry and blithe.
ˈblithely adverb
References in classic literature ?
And Scrooge said often afterwards, that of all the blithe sounds he had ever heard, those were the blithest in his ears.
And when Gashford himself was far distant, and looked back for the last time, he was still walking to and fro, with the same measured tread; the most devoted and the blithest champion that ever maintained a post, and felt his heart lifted up with a brave sense of duty, and determination to defend it to the last.
Mounting to his attic, attended by Mrs Plornish as interpreter, he found Mr Baptist with no furniture but his bed on the ground, a table, and a chair, carving with the aid of a few simple tools, in the blithest way possible.