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blithe (adj) joyous; cheerful; unmindful of consequences.

When you are blithe, you are very cheerful, without a worry in the world. A blithe young man is one who is free from all anxiety and enjoys himself. Poets see in the sweet songs of birds, their blithe spirit, that is, their joyful and cheerful feeling. Not caring about the consequences of your actions is also being blithe. When you do not just bother about what you do and what follows later, you have a blithe indifference. 'He carried on with his expensive pleasures in blithe disregard of the ruin it might cause.' This means, he spent a lot of money on pleasures, without ever feeling that he might be one day penniless.

  • Susan always takes things easy and looks free from worries, giving others the impression that she is a blithe young girl.
  • Smith went on making his stable jokes in blithe disregard of the fact that he was tiring his listeners.
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