V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. lightheartedly happy; 2. carefree and unconcerned

Synonyms: happy, carefree, cheerful, merry, unconcerned, worry-free, casual, offhand

Antonyms: worried, morose, downcast

Tips: When used in its first sense of "happy and cheerful," blithe can be complimentary. However, sometimes its second meaning, "carefree," can border on "careless," which makes the word less positive.

Usage Examples:

Somehow, no matter how many obstacles she faces, she maintains a blithe and bubbly attitude. (happy, cheerful)

Although Henry is a brilliant scholar, his blithe disregard of tradition and etiquette has caused him to get into trouble from time to time. (casual, unconcerned)

The single father's blithe attitude toward the care and raising of his children makes me wonder whether they wouldn't be better off under the care of their aunt and uncle. (casual, unconcerned, off-hand)

Even when I'm in a bad mood, her blithe attitude toward life always cheers me up. (happy, carefree, cheerful)

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