Definition of blithe in English:

blithe

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Pronunciation: /blʌɪð
 
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adjective

Derivatives

blithely

adverb
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  • How could you write a column blithely pointing out that there's a movie with a cast made up entirely of trained birds, and not tell us the title!
  • Billy has staked everything on this match, blithely setting himself up for disaster when things ultimately don't go according to plan.
  • Can it be honest to blithely deny the overwhelming scientific evidence of global warming and evolution?

blitheness

noun
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  • ‘I realised immediately that this was going to be a profound anecdote, and I've been dining out on it since,’ he purrs, with typical blitheness.
  • His Second World War memoir, Slightly Out Of Focus, reveals a man who wore his bravery like blitheness.
  • These is feigned blitheness about crises that will predictably attract immediate attention.

blithesome

adjective ( • literary )
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  • From this it may be concluded that she eventually found that quiet domestic happiness which her cheerful, blithesome character required.
  • The transition is from shadowy evil to the clearest and most blithesome benevolence.
  • Her arm extended, she pointed for the Captain who sat slumped, once strong authority already deteriorating to blithesome foolishness.

Origin

Old English blīthe, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch blijde, also to bliss.

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