[ UK /blˈa‍ɪð/ ]
[ US /ˈbɫaɪð/ ]
  1. lacking or showing a lack of due concern
    spoke with blithe ignorance of the true situation
  2. carefree and happy and lighthearted
    trilling songs with a lightsome heart
    a merry blithesome nature
    her lighthearted nature
    was loved for her blithe spirit
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How To Use blithe In A Sentence

  • His first thought was that of every young man, who blithely thinks to pit the bravado he miscalls courage against every obstacle.
  • You aren't the blithering idiot the past few have been, and I have this feeling that you're not racist.
  • Such a contrast to the generation that came before, with their big ideas, their insatiable appetites and their blithe disregard for the rest of the world. Times, Sunday Times
  • For two 50-minute sets the crowd shrugged and shimmied to the rhythm of a more blithe and brilliant era.
  • Not a mile off, and you'd blithen my day if you'd take shelter and dinner at my camp. Cold Mountain
  • Generally, he remained blithely unconcerned about his screen roles. Times, Sunday Times
  • Still more profound a touch is that where Ottima, daring her lover to the "one thing that must be done; you know what thing: Come in and help to carry," says, with affected lightsomeness, "This dusty pane might serve for looking-glass," and simultaneously exclaims, as she throws them rejectingly from her nervous fingers, "Three, four -- four grey hairs!" then with an almost sublime coquetry of horror turns abruptly to Sebald, saying with a voice striving vainly to be blithe -- Life of Robert Browning
  • Why does a conductor so fastidious and precise with an orchestra always seem so blithely undisturbed by such unidiomatic, out-of-tune singing?
  • At that moment, his was a saint's blithesome face, loose and half a-smile with the generosity of his gift and with a becoming neutrality toward his own abilities, as if he had long since cheerfully submitted to knowing that however well he rendered a piece, he could always imagine doing better. Cold Mountain
  • A president affronting the leadership of the church, and blithely threatening its great institutions? A Battle the President Can't Win
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