- 1) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) You use blithe to indicate that something is done casually, without serious or careful thought.
It does so with blithe disregard for best scientific practice.Derived words:blithely ADV ADV with v, ADV adj
Your editorial blithely ignores the hard facts...
He appears blithely unaware of the disastrous effects of the new system.2) ADJ-GRADED Someone who is blithe is cheerful and has no serious problems. [LITERARY]
She said `hi' with the blithe assurance of someone who knew how much she'd been missed.
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Blithe — (bl[imac][th]), a. [AS. bl[=i][eth]e blithe, kind; akin to Goth. blei[thorn]s kind, Icel. bl[=i][eth]r mild, gentle, Dan. & Sw. blid gentle, D. blijd blithe, OHG. bl[=i]di kind, blithe.] Gay; merry; sprightly; joyous; glad; cheerful; as, a blithe … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
blithe — blithe·ful; blithe·ly; blithe·meat; blithe·ness; blithe·some; blithe; blithe·ful·ly; blithe·some·ly; … English syllables
blithe´ly — blithe «blyTH, blyth», adjective. 1. happy and cheerful; gay: »Hail to thee, blithe spirit! Bird thou never wert (Shelley). SYNONYM(S): joyous, merry, glad, pleased. 2. heedless. ╂[Old English blīthe joyous] – … Useful english dictionary
Blithe — may refer to:* Albert Blithe (1923 1967), career soldier in the United States Army * Blithe (comics), a fictional character from DC Comicsee also* Blithe Spirit (disambiguation) … Wikipedia
blithe — [blaıð US blaıð, blaıθ] adj [: Old English;] 1.) seeming not to care or worry about the effects of what you do ▪ a blithe disregard for the facts 2.) literary happy and having no worries >blithely adv ▪ He seems blithely unaware of how much… … Dictionary of contemporary English
blithe — [ blaıð ] adjective 1. ) LITERARY happy and not worried about anything 2. ) ignoring or not realizing the real disadvantages of a situation or the possible bad results of something you do … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
blithe — (adj.) O.E. bliþe joyous, kind, cheerful, pleasant, from P.Gmc. *blithiz gentle, kind (Cf. O.S. bliði bright, happy, M.Du. blide, Du. blijde, O.N. bliðr mild, gentle, O.H.G. blidi gay, friendly, Goth. bleiþs kind, friendly, merciful ). Rare si … Etymology dictionary
blithe — jocund, *merry, jovial, jolly Analogous words: gay, *lively, animated, vivacious, sprightly: joyful, joyous, lighthearted, *glad, happy, cheerful: buoyant, effervescent, volatile (see ELASTIC) Antonyms: morose: atrabilious Contrasted words: sad,… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
blithe — [adj] happy animated, buoyant, carefree, cheerful, cheery, chirpy, gay, gladsome, gleeful, jaunty, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyful, lighthearted, merry, mirthful, sprightly, sunny, vivacious; concept 404 Ant. heavyhearted, morose, sad, sorrowful,… … New thesaurus
blithe — ► ADJECTIVE 1) cheerfully or thoughtlessly indifferent. 2) literary happy or joyous. DERIVATIVES blithely adverb blitheness noun. ORIGIN Old English, related to BLISS(Cf. ↑bliss) … English terms dictionary
blithe — [blīth, blīth] adj. [ME < OE; ult. < IE base * bhlei , to shine, gleam] showing a cheerful, carefree disposition; lighthearted blithely adv. blitheness n … English World dictionary