Updated: Jan 14

Pronunciation: [ blahyth ]

Origin: Old English

Etymology: of Germanic origin; related to Dutch blijde


1. (adjective) showing a casual and cheerful indifference considered to be callous or improper

Synonym(s): heedless, uncaring, careless, casual, indifferent, thoughtlessness

Antonym(s): thoughtful

Example: She had a blithe indifference to anyone's feelings.

2. (adjective) happy or joyous

Synonym(s): happy, cheerful, cheery, lighthearted, jolly, merry, sunny

Antonym(s): sad

Example: Everyone loved him for his blithe spirit.


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