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Daemon
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blithe

(adjective) Carefree and lighthearted.

Synonyms: lighthearted, lightsome

Usage: The blithe young couple was a pleasant sight to see.
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Daemon wrote:
blithe

(adjective) Carefree and lighthearted.

Synonyms: lighthearted, lightsome

Usage: The blithe young couple was a pleasant sight to see.



The seven years old child had a blithe birthday party yesterday.
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blithe (adj.)
Old English bliþe "joyous, kind, cheerful, pleasant," from Proto-Germanic *blithiz "gentle, kind" (cognates: Old Saxon bliði "bright, happy," Middle Dutch blide, Dutch blijde, Old Norse bliðr "mild, gentle," Old High German blidi "gay, friendly," Gothic bleiþs "kind, friendly, merciful").

Rare since 16c. No cognates outside Germanic. "The earlier application was to the outward expression of kindly feeling, sympathy, affection to others, as in Gothic and ON.; but in OE. the word had come more usually to be applied to the external manifestation of one's own pleased or happy frame of mind, and hence even to the state itself." [OED]
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The adjective blithe used to mean happy and carefree, but over time it's acquired a new understanding of someone who isn't paying attention the way they should.
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If you have a blithe disregard for authority, you might just smile vaguely when a teacher is yelling at you to continue writing on the lockers with a Sharpie. If you're dancing to music while driving, and pass blithely through a red light, chances are you will be pulled over and given either a ticket or a talking to.
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One of the chief dividends of racism is the blithe sense of remove that much of America has from that reality.
The New Yorker Apr 27, 2015
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That blithe belief endured a toxic hit on Nov, 30, 2013.
Time Apr 1, 2015
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On maples tasseled with red
No blithe bird swinging sung;
The brook in its lonely bed
Complained in an unknown tongue.


"Anticipation" by Madison Julius Cawein
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BLITHE.- adj. 1. Cheerful; gay. 2. Casual or airy in manner. Dr. Who´s conversations are so blithe that it is so nice to hear him talk.
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