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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.
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blithe

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

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

blithe

[blaɪð] ADJ (liter) → alegre
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blithe

[ˈblaɪð] adj
[disregard, indifference, ignorance] → joyeux/euse before n
[confidence, optimism] → allègre
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

blithe

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

[blaɪð] adj (thoughtless) → spensierato/a; (old) (happy) → gioioso/a, allegro/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

blithe

(blaið) adjective
happy and light-hearted. She is merry and blithe.
ˈblithely adverb
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Y duedd yw i berfformwyr a phobl y cyfryngau ddewis o blith ei gilydd yn unig, a dyna a wnaed yma i raddau helaeth iawn.
O blith yr holl selebs, yr un all frolio'r llwyddiant mwyaf yw Owain Tudur Jones, ac yntau'n gyn-enillydd Pryd o Ser, Codi Gol a'r cwis Y Ras.
But aw Gay Sowsie Lads, as one coud wish Of the same Kidney nor half Flesh, half Fish, Yr auld Frds Ned and Mat will sure be there (there's vast temptations in a Cague of Beer) Twa blither Carles there stay not in the Marse, Ane for lang Stories kend and ane for Farce; Blith Sawney too, unless some leering Loon Has drawn him else to some sly nook oth' Town Bad me expect him here--but let that pass 50 Sawney Yee ken's a Devil at a Lass.
Agrarian writers such as Walter Blith and Silvanus Taylor promoted improvement ideas for forests, commons, and wastes by converting them to new uses with the enclosure of commons and waste grounds and employing more efficient farming methods.
Coal-black Joak Of all the Girls in our Town, Or black, or yellow, or fair, or brown, With their soft Eyes and Faces so bright; Give me a Girl that's blith and gay.
23 -- Assotech Limited, one of the premier real estate developers of India providing next generation spaces for last 25 years, Performs the Bhoomi Poojan of its prestigious group housing project 'Assotech Blith' on 20th October 2012 at Sector 99 in Gurgaon.
Bob wythnos, bydd yn dewis Seren Wib o blith y gynulleidfa ac mi fyddan nhw'n cael mwynhau'r rhaglen - hefo siampn a siocled - o foethusrwydd y llwyfan.
A recent example of a successful infusion of FDI is the ` 75 crore deal that Assotech signed with SUN- Apollo India Real Estate Fund, LLC, for its upcoming 12- acre group housing project named Assotech Blith in Gurgaon.
The lass has 'mirth in her eies' (14); she dons Kemp's bells 'merrily' (14); and she is 'Blith of blee in heart as merry' (15), all descriptions that could as easily apply to Kemp; throughout Kemps Nine Daies Wonder, Kemp in fact describes himself in precisely these terms, insisting on his 'mad Iigges and merry iestes' (4), his 'merry Morrice daunce' (22), and his 'hart merry' (4).
The farmhouse looks out across the Staffordshire countryside and is also adjacent to Blith?eld Reservoir, popular with sailors, ?shermen and walkers.
Spirit of adventure: (From left) Botanical Gardens chairman of trustees Hilary Hall, chief executive James Wheeler, the Lady Mayoress and Lord Mayor of Birmingham, actor Tristan Pate (as Ernest Wilson), and Rob Blith, of Birmingham Civic Society.
1501)--in which "wise be the people," "blith be thy churches," and the "swerd of justice ...