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blithe

blithe

 
 
pronunciation:
blaIth [or] blaIth
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: carefree and gay in manner or disposition.
The faces of these blithe and healthy children cheered her.Her blithe manner belied her deep and somber feelings.
synonyms:
blithesome, carefree, gay, happy-go-lucky, lighthearted
antonyms:
atrabilious, morose, sad
similar words:
airy, animated, buoyant, cheerful, easygoing, enthusiastic, happy, jolly, lively, merry, spirited
definition 2: indifferent or casual; unconcerned.
These politicians have a blithe disregard for the future.
synonyms:
casual, devil-may-care, happy-go-lucky, nonchalant, unconcerned
antonyms:
thoughtful
similar words:
apathetic, blasť, careless, heedless, indifferent, offhand
derivations: blithely (adv.), blitheness (n.)