blithely


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.blithely - in a joyous mannerblithely - in a joyous manner; "they shouted happily"
Translations
بِمَرَحٍ
bezstarostně
ubekymret
hilpeästihuolettomasti
glaîlega
neşeylepür neşe

blithely

[ˈblaɪðlɪ] ADV (liter) [continue, ignore] → alegremente

blithely

[ˈblaɪðli] adv
(= unconcernedly) → allègrement
(= joyfully) → gaiement

blithely

adv carry onmunter; say, announceunbekümmert; unawareerstaunlich; he blithely ignored the problemer setzte sich ungeniert or unbekümmert über das Problem hinweg

blithely

[ˈblaɪðlɪ] adv (unthinkingly) → spensieratamente; (happily) → allegramente

blithe

(blaið) adjective
happy and light-hearted. She is merry and blithe.
ˈblithely adverb
References in classic literature ?
So Meg went away to `accept with thanks', look over her dress, and sing blithely as she did up her one real lace frill, while Jo finished her story, her four apples, and had a game of romps with Scrabble.
When the minute hand had recorded the lapse of five minutes more a door banged in the bedroom regions -a clear young voice was heard singing blithely -- light, rapid footsteps pattered on the upper stairs, descended with a jump to the landing, and pattered again, faster than ever, down the lower flight.
When he came to Nottingham he greeted the scowling gate-keeper blithely and proceeded to the market-place.
He began to blithely roar at his staff: "We 'll wallop 'im now.
On my first voyage as chief mate with good Captain MacW- I remember that I felt quite flattered, and went blithely about my duties, myself a commander for all practical purposes.
which Mrs Durbeyfield had used to sing to her as a child, so blithely and so archly, her foot on the cradle, which she rocked to the tune.
Sweet was the greenwood as he walked along its paths, and bright the green and rustling leaves, amid which the little birds sang with might and main: and blithely Robin whistled as he trudged along, thinking of Maid Marian and her bright eyes, for at such times a youth's thoughts are wont to turn pleasantly upon the lass that he loves the best.
Now Peter could never resist a game, and he answered blithely in his own voice, "I have.
Renewed hope aroused within her a spirit of greater cheerfulness, and it was almost blithely now that she moved at the side of her weird companion.
Thus they played beneath the windows of the armory, the boy running blithely after the ball when he missed it, and laughing and shouting in happy glee when he made a particularly good catch.
Afterwards, when she sat with the girls before the dying embers at Patty's Place, removing the spring chilliness from their satin skins, none chatted more blithely than she of the day's events.
Breakfast, by all means," he answered, coming blithely up the broad steps.