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 ?
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.
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.
But the fir-wood behind the little house was forever green and staunch; and even in November and December there came gracious days of sunshine and purple hazes, when the harbor danced and sparkled as blithely as in midsummer, and the gulf was so softly blue and tender that the storm and the wild wind seemed only things of a long-past dream.
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.
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.
How blithely she sang that evening, and how they all laughed at her because she woke Amy in the night by playing the piano on her face in her sleep.
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.
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.
She closed the gate behind her, and stepped blithely forward.
There hung all his great works, rejected by the Royal Academy, and neglected by the patrons of Art; and there, nevertheless, was he, blithely plying the brush; not rich, it is true, but certainly never without money enough in his pocket for the supply of all his modest wants.
The old horse-chestnuts budded round her windows, green things sprung up like magic in the garden under her hands, hardy flowers bloomed as fast as they could, the birds sang blithely overhead, and every day a chorus of pleasant voices cried, "Good morning, cousin, isn't it jolly weather?