Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Without care, concern, or consideration.
  • adv. In a joyful, carefree manner.
  • adv. In a kind manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a blithe manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Kindly.
  • Gladly; joyfully; gaily.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a joyous manner

Etymologies

From blithe +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Edited for Addition: Again blithely selling jewelry to a couple of ladies.

    Dragon*Con Part 2

  • "I'm coming," she called blithely to the scarlet flowers.

    Mrs. Red Pepper

  • "Forward!" he called blithely and boldly to the officer; while Crates, with loud lamentations, was protesting his innocence to the warrior who was putting fetters upon him.

    Arachne — Volume 07

  • Recorded "at various concert halls around the globe between 2007-10" as his latest label blithely puts it, he's as inventive and unfailingly swinging here on his 62nd trio album as when he left Miami long ago.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • It wasn’t until much later that I thought to wonder which was me, the beast, who had once drank blithely from the toilet and licked crumbs from the floor, or the tin box at my neck.

    365 tomorrows » 2010 » January : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Day

  • Annadoah called blithely and coquettishly after him.

    The Eternal Maiden

  • So instead of calling blithely out of him, as I had intended, I went silently up the stairs.

    The Prairie Mother

  • He went to the Mardens ', and Mary, who admitted him, put down her name, and then called blithely into the kitchen, --

    Meadow Grass Tales of New England Life

  • Reverend Jen has spent nearly 20 years cranking out a lovingly and welcomingly outlandish swath of creative work, from creating and curating the Troll Museum to hosting and organizing Anti-Slams to coining the blithely irreverent term "art star" and launching

    Baltimore City Paper

  • "So do I," blithely, "for I shall probably bore you to death!"

    Joyce's Investments A Story for Girls

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  • "'Oh, we'd try to catch almost anyone unawares,' he said blithely.'"-Dead as a Doornail, by Charlaine Harris

    May 19, 2011