blithe

[ blahyth, blahyth ]
/ blaɪð, blaɪθ /

adjective, blith·er, blith·est.

joyous, merry, or happy in disposition; glad; cheerful: Everyone loved her for her blithe spirit.
without thought or regard; carefree; heedless: a blithe indifference to anyone's feelings.

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Origin of blithe

before 1000; Middle English; Old English blīthe; cognate with Old Norse blīthr,Old High German blīdi,Gothic bleiths

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Definition for blithe (2 of 2)

Blithe
[ blahyth, blahyth ]
/ blaɪð, blaɪθ /

noun

a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for blithe

blithe
/ (blaɪð) /

adjective

very happy or cheerful
heedless; casual and indifferent

Derived forms of blithe

blithely, adverbblitheness, noun

Word Origin for blithe

Old English blīthe
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