blithesome

[blahyth-suh m, blahyth-]
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Origin of blithesome

First recorded in 1715–25; blithe + -some1
Related formsblithe·some·ly, adverbblithe·some·ness, noun
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blithesome

adjective
  1. literary cheery; merry
Derived Formsblithesomely, adverbblithesomeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for blithesome
adj.

1724, from blithe + -some (1). An adjective from an adjective. Related: Blithesomely; blithesomeness.

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