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blithesome

[blahyth-suh m, blahyth-]
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adjective
  1. lighthearted; merry; cheerful: a blithesome nature.
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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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Related Words

blithe, carefree, cheerful, cheery, convivial, gleeful, happy, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyful, joyous, lighthearted, merry, mirthful, sunny, gladsome, lightsome

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British Dictionary definitions for blithesome

blithesome

adjective
  1. literary cheery; merry
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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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