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BLITHE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does blithe mean? 

BLITHE (adjective)
  The adjective BLITHE has 2 senses:

1. lacking or showing a lack of due concern
2. carefree and happy and lighthearted

  Familiarity information: BLITHE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLITHE (adjective)


Sense 1blithe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking or showing a lack of due concern

Context example:

spoke with blithe ignorance of the true situation

Similar:

unconcerned (lacking in interest or care or feeling)


Sense 2blithe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Carefree and happy and lighthearted

Synonyms:

blithesome; light-hearted; lighthearted; blithe; lightsome

Context examples:

was loved for her blithe spirit / a merry blithesome nature / her lighthearted nature / trilling songs with a lightsome heart

Similar:

cheerful (being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits)


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