AskDefine | Define blithe

Dictionary Definition

blithe adj
1 lacking or showing a lack of due concern; "spoke with blithe ignorance of the true situation"
2 carefree and happy and lighthearted; "was loved for her blithe spirit"; "a merry blithesome nature"; "her lighthearted nature"; "trilling songs with a lightsome heart" [syn: blithesome, lighthearted, lightsome]

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English

Etymology

Old English blīþe, from Germanic *bliþiz. Cognate with Dutch blijde. Compare bliss.

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. italbrac dated or literary Happy, cheerful.
  2. Indifferent, careless, showing a lack of concern.
    She had a blithe disregard of cultures outside the United States.

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