Adjective "blithe" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Showing a casual and cheerful indifference considered to be callous or improper.
  1. 'It was his record of blithe indifference to the magnitude of the challenge that helped lead us to vote for his opponent.'
  2. 'This is not a time for blithe exhortations and mindless sloganeering, nor hubris, nor sarcastic dismissals of the opinions of the other side, all of which is found in the poetry of both camps.'
  3. 'So far as subjective intentions were concerned, the directors proceeded in blithe disregard of the existence of the articles.'
  4. 'Between the two extremes of dogmatic adherence and blithe indifference to the text of the Constitution lies a reasonable and legal resolution.'
  5. 'Something in that institution nurtures a blithe disregard for the facts.'
  6. 'Plenty of modern film-makers have attempted to emulate the blithe barbarity that lent Ealing comedies their sharp aftertaste.'
  7. 'Though he is famous for blithe dismissal of his elders, he was actually remarkably attentive to local history.'
  8. 'After paying off more than $100,000 in invoices this morning with the nonchalant blithe flick of a wrist, why do I still have trouble paying my credit card bill?'
  9. '‘Good shots and loose shots,’ was his blithe description.'
  10. 'How do you strike the right balance between unnecessarily fostering fears and encouraging a blithe indifference to real and present dangers?'
  11. 'a blithe seaside comedy'
  12. 'On a sunny day its beer garden is a blithe place to rest over a pint of locally-brewed ale.'
  13. 'The blithe spirit of the students perhaps best symbolises the fair that has evolved over the years, pitting the youngsters against their best peers.'


1. joyous, merry, or happy in disposition; glad; cheerful: Everyone loved her for her blithe spirit.

2. without thought or regard; carefree; heedless: a blithe indifference to anyone's feelings.

More examples(as adjective)

"spirits can be blithe."

"smiles can be blithe."

"nobodies can be blithe."

"disregards can be blithe."

"withdrawals can be blithe."

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Old English blīthe, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch blijde, also to bliss.