blither

[ blith-er ]
/ ˈblɪð ər /
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verb (used without object)

to talk foolishly; blather: He's blithering about some problem of his.

Nearby words

  1. blisteringly,
  2. blistery,
  3. blit,
  4. blite,
  5. blithe,
  6. blithering,
  7. blithesome,
  8. blithesomely,
  9. blitt,
  10. blitz

Origin of blither

First recorded in 1865–70; variant of blather

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.

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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British Dictionary definitions for blither

blithe

/ (blaɪð) /

adjective

very happy or cheerful
heedless; casual and indifferent
Derived Formsblithely, adverbblitheness, noun

Word Origin for blithe

Old English blīthe

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