Dictionary.com

blithe

[ blahyth, blahyth ]
/ blaɪð, blaɪθ /
Save This Word!

adjective, blith·er, blith·est.
without thought or regard; carefree; heedless: a blithe indifference to anyone's feelings.
joyous, merry, or happy in disposition; glad; cheerful: Everyone loved her for her blithe spirit.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of blithe

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

OTHER WORDS FROM blithe

Other definitions for blithe (2 of 2)

Blithe

or Blythe

[ blahyth, blahyth ]
/ blaɪð, blaɪθ /

noun
a female given name.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use blithe in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK