2. [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
The blithe sounds of festal music. --Prescott.
A daughter fair,
So buxom, blithe, and debonair. --Milton.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: lacking or showing a lack of due concern; "spoke with
blithe ignorance of the true situation"
2: carefree and happy and lighthearted; "was loved for her
blithe spirit"; "a merry blithesome nature"; "her
lighthearted nature"; "trilling songs with a lightsome heart"
[syn: blithe, blithesome, lighthearted, lightsome,
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,