Search Result for "blithe":
1. lacking or showing a lack of due concern;
- Example: "spoke with blithe ignorance of the true situation"
2. carefree and happy and lighthearted;
- Example: "was loved for her blithe spirit"
- Example: "a merry blithesome nature"
- Example: "her lighthearted nature"
- Example: "trilling songs with a lightsome heart"
[syn: blithe, blithesome, lighthearted, lightsome, light-hearted]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blithe \Blithe\ (bl[imac][th]), a. [AS. bl[imac][eth]e blithe, kind; akin to Goth. blei[thorn]s kind, Icel. bl[imac][eth]r mild, gentle, Dan. & Sw. blid gentle, D. blijd blithe, OHG. bl[imac]di kind, blithe.] Gay; merry; sprightly; joyous; glad; cheerful; as, a blithe spirit. [1913 Webster] The blithe sounds of festal music. --Prescott. [1913 Webster] A daughter fair, So buxom, blithe, and debonair. --Milton. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
65 Moby Thesaurus words for "blithe": beaming, blase, blissful, blithesome, boon, bright, bright and sunny, carefree, careless, casual, cheerful, cheery, chirk, chirpy, chirrupy, delighted, detached, elated, eupeptic, euphoric, exalted, exhilarated, flushed, gay, genial, glad, gladsome, gleeful, glowing, happy, happy-go-lucky, heedless, high, hopeful, in good spirits, in high spirits, indifferent, insouciant, irrepressible, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyful, joyous, jubilant, laughing, light-hearted, lighthearted, lightsome, merry, mirthful, of good cheer, optimistic, pleasant, radiant, riant, rosy, sanguine, sanguineous, smiling, sparkling, sunny, uncaring, unconcerned, winsome