Secondly, readers should not cluck their satisfaction so blithely over economic sanctions.
Nonetheless, in the store, I've been blithely buying smaller packages without noticing that my sugar had shrunk.
None of the pundits who blithely denounce teachers would work 20 years with the hope of getting a salary (today) of $52,000.
But they are ill prepared and blithely ignorant of the mechanics of practical politics—let alone state making.
That is simply not something that can be blithely ignored or belittled.
He immediately became petulant and worried again, so she told him blithely that she would arrange things.
Again she looked to Halfman for support, and again Halfman yielded it blithely.
But his latest autocrat was only matter-of-fact, blithely and aggravatingly matter-of-fact.
"Then let me volunteer the first for this enterprise," said Arthur blithely.
Of this fact the young reporter seemed to be blithely ignorant.
Old English bliþe "joyous, kind, cheerful, pleasant," from Proto-Germanic *blithiz "gentle, kind" (cf. Old Saxon bliði "bright, happy," Middle Dutch blide, Dutch blijde, Old Norse bliðr "mild, gentle," Old High German blidi "gay, friendly," Gothic bleiþs "kind, friendly, merciful").
Rare since 16c. No cognates outside Germanic. "The earlier application was to the outward expression of kindly feeling, sympathy, affection to others, as in Gothic and ON.; but in OE. the word had come more usually to be applied to the external manifestation of one's own pleased or happy frame of mind, and hence even to the state itself." [OED]