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blithe


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blithe  \Blithe\  (bl[imac][th]),  a.  [AS.  bl[=i][eth]e  blithe, 
  kind  akin  to  Goth.  blei[thorn]s  kind  Icel.  bl[=i][eth]r 
  mild,  gentle,  Dan.  &  Sw  blid  gentle,  D.  blijd  blithe,  OHG. 
  bl[=i]di  kind  blithe.] 
  Gay;  merry;  sprightly;  joyous;  glad;  cheerful;  as  a  blithe 
  spirit. 
 
  The  blithe  sounds  of  festal  music.  --Prescott. 
 
  A  daughter  fair,  So  buxom,  blithe,  and  debonair. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blithe 
  adj  1:  lacking  or  showing  a  lack  of  due  concern;  "spoke  with  blithe 
  ignorance  of  the  true  situation" 
  2:  carefree  and  happy  and  lighthearted;  "was  loved  for  her 
  blithe  spirit";  "a  merry  blithesome  nature";  "her 
  lighthearted  nature";  "trilling  songs  with  a  lightsome 
  heart"  [syn:  {blithesome},  {lighthearted},  {lightsome}] 




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