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blithe

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Adjective, Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

blithea. [AS. blī blithe, kind; akin to Goth. blei kind, Icel. blī mild, gentle, Dan. & Sw. blid gentle, D. blijd blithe, OHG. blīdi kind, blithe.].
     Gay; merry; sprightly; joyous; glad; cheerful; as, a blithe spirit.  [1913 Webster]
    "The blithe sounds of festal music."  [1913 Webster]
    "A daughter fair,
    So buxom, blithe, and debonair.
    "  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

blithe, adj.
1 poet. gay, joyous.
2 careless, casual (with blithe indifference).

Derivative
blithely adv. blitheness n. blithesome adj.
Etymology
OE blithe f. Gmc

THESAURUS

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, unconcerned, winsome

ROGET THESAURUS

blithe

Cheerfulness

N cheerfulness, geniality, gayety, l'allegro, cheer, good humor, spirits, high spirits, animal spirits, flow of spirits, glee, high glee, light heart, sunshine of the mind, sunshine of the breast, gaiete de coeur, bon naturel, liveliness, life, alacrity, vivacity, animation, allegresse, jocundity, joviality, jollity, levity, jocularity, mirth, merriment, hilarity, exhilaration, laughter, merrymaking, heyday, rejoicing, marriage bell, nepenthe, Euphrosyne, sweet forgetfulness, optimism, self complacency, hedonics, hedonism, cheerful, happy, cheery, cheerly, of good cheer, smiling, blithe, in spirits, in good spirits, breezy, bully, chipper, in high spirits, in high feather, happy as the day is long, happy as a king, gay as a lark, allegro, debonair, light, lightsome, light hearted, buoyant, debonnaire, bright, free and easy, airy, janty, jaunty, canty, hedonic, riant, sprightly, sprightful, spry, spirited, spiritful, lively, animated, vivacious, brisk as a bee, sparkling, sportive, full of play, full of spirit, all alive, sunny, palmy, hopeful, merry as a cricket, merry as a grig, merry as a marriage bell, joyful, joyous, jocund, jovial, jolly as a thrush, jolly as a sandboy, blithesome, gleeful, gleesome, hilarious, rattling, winsome, bonny, hearty, buxom, playful, playsome, folatre, playful as a kitten, tricksy, frisky, frolicsome, gamesome, jocose, jocular, waggish, mirth loving, laughter-loving, mirthful, rollicking, elate, elated, exulting, jubilant, flushed, rejoicing, cock-a-hoop, cheering, inspiriting, exhilarating, cardiac, cardiacal, pleasing, palmy, cheerfully, Int, never say die!, come!, cheer up!, hurrah!, hence loathed melancholy!, begone dull care!, away with melancholy!, a merry heart goes all the day, as merry as the day is long, ride si sapis.


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