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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]


Lacking or showing a lack of due concern

Context example:

spoke with blithe ignorance of the true situation


unconcerned (lacking in interest or care or feeling)

Sense 2blithe [BACK TO TOP]


Carefree and happy and lighthearted


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


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

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