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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 ?
He had been an artisan of famed excellence, and with plenty to do; owned a house and garden; embraced a youthful, daughter-like, loving wife, and three blithe, ruddy children; every Sunday went to a cheerful-looking church, planted in a grove.
She is a charming creature, but her blithe spirit is almost broken, and her sweet temper almost spoiled, by the still unremitting persecutions of her mother in behalf of her rejected suitor - not violent, but wearisome and unremitting like a continual dropping.
Campbell and myself would be blithe of your acceptance.
She forgot one thing, however: that her own happy spirits gave the crowning charm to a picture which every one liked to see a blithe young girl enjoying herself with all her heart.
Away to your chamber, sweeting, and keep a blithe face, for she who confesses is shriven.
Here and there blithe songs would spring up, from sheer gladness of heart; and never was such a buzz of happy young people, not even at a Sunday-school treat.
The autumn air, blithe and vivacious, elated Philip; and when towards mid-day they stood in the great court-yard of the Louvre, he felt inclined to cry like Flanagan: To hell with art.
Anne's laugh, as blithe and irresistible as of yore, with an added note of sweetness and maturity, rang through the garret.
But the next morning, being Sunday, he went forth blithe and cheerful.
Her anger had a good effect, however, for she hid it under a smiling face, and seemed unusually blithe and brilliant.
And Scrooge said often afterwards, that of all the blithe sounds he had ever heard, those were the blithest in his ears.
On the present festive occasion he emerged from his room, when the blithe bells were going, the picture of misery, in a full suit of Sunday penitentials.