- 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.
Origin of blithe
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Antonyms for blithe
- a female given name.
- a female given name.
Related Words for blithesprightly, jaunty, jovial, carefree, lighthearted, animated, buoyant, cheerful, cheery, gay, gleeful, jocund, jolly, joyful, merry, mirthful, sunny, vivacious, chirpy, gladsome
Examples from the Web for blithe
Contemporary Examples of blithe
Sadly, Republicans—who have repeatedly slammed Obama for this kind of blithe incoherence—are not immune to the same disorder.Lobbyist Derangement Syndrome Sweeps DC
August 8, 2014
I missed Don's chiseled mug and Roger's blithe wisecracks and Peggy's prickly chutzpah.Mad Men’s Dramatic Déjà Vu: ‘Time Zones’ Feels Redundant
April 14, 2014
Flashing a smug grin while throwing up your collective shoulders in blithe befuddlement should convince absolutely no one.It’s Time to Rip the Money Out of the NCAA
April 1, 2014
Historical Examples of blithe
Away to your chamber, sweeting, and keep a blithe face, for she who confesses is shriven.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
But Bismarck, although he carried a blithe front, was far from comfortable.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
Songsters, all so blithe and gay, Know ye what your carols say?What Sami Sings with the Birds
She never remembered to have heard Charlie whistling so blithe an air.The Law-Breakers
"A blithe heart maks a blooming look," says Mattha to the girl.The Shadow of a Crime
- very happy or cheerful
- heedless; casual and indifferent
Word Origin for blithe
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]