blithe

  • 1 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

  • 2 blithe — blithe·ful; blithe·ly; blithe·meat; blithe·ness; blithe·some; blithe; blithe·ful·ly; blithe·some·ly; …

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  • 3 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] – …

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  • 4 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) …

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  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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,… …

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  • 10 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) …

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  • 11 blithe — [blīth, blīth] adj. [ME < OE; ult. < IE base * bhlei , to shine, gleam] showing a cheerful, carefree disposition; lighthearted blithely adv. blitheness n …

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  • 12 blithe — [[t]blaɪð, blaɪθ[/t]] adj. blith•er, blith•est 1) lighthearted in disposition; cheerful 2) heedless: a blithe disregard for someone s feelings[/ex] • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME; OE blīthe; c. OHG blīdi, ON blīthr blithe′ful, adj. blithe′ly, adv.… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 blithe — [[t]bla͟ɪð[/t]] 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… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 blithe — blitheful, adj. blithefully, adv. blithely, adv. blitheness, n. /bluydh, bluyth/, adj., blither, blithest. 1. joyous, merry, or gay in disposition; glad; cheerful: Everyone loved her for her blithe spirit. 2. without thought or regard; carefree;… …

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  • 15 blithe — adjective (blither; blithest) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English blīthe; akin to Old High German blīdi joyous Date: before 12th century 1. of a happy lighthearted character or disposition 2. lacking due thought or …

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  • 16 blithe — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. gay, lighthearted, merry. See cheerfulness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. gay, carefree, joyful, cheerful; see happy 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [BLITHE] cheerful and… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 blithe — adjective 1) a blithe disregard for the rules Syn: casual, indifferent, unconcerned, unworried, untroubled, uncaring, careless, heedless, thoughtless; nonchalant, blasé Ant: thoughtful 2) literary …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 blithe — adj. 1 poet. gay, joyous. 2 careless, casual (with blithe indifference). Derivatives: blithely adv. blitheness n. blithesome adj. Etymology: OE blithe f. Gmc …

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  • 19 Blithe — Blythe Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Blythe peut faire référence à : Arts : This Is Blythe, un livre de photographie, Personnes : Blythe est un nom de famille pouvant… …

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  • 20 blithe — adjective /blaɪð/ a) Happy, cheerful. She had a blithe disregard of cultures outside the United States. b) Indifferent, careless, showing a lack of concern …

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