blithely blithely  /b ˈlaɪθ li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a joyous manner

Usage(s):

  1. The cheerful curiosity of Sacha Baron Cohen's blithely ignorant foreigner is mostly matched by the friendly, if often deranged, behavior of the people he ropes into being themselves.
  2. A mysterious disease is plaguing the capital and people are protesting, but the teenagers are blithely unconcerned about the darkening world around them.
  3. Lawrence becomes more extreme, the British and French blithely divvy up the land, and Sherif Ali is revealed as the one untainted hero.

News

  • Pie anxiety in Rim Country

    Eight pies lined the table at the Payson Farmers Market pie baking contest — and I had blithely offered to judge them.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Payson Roundup

Quotes

  1. "The administration is walking blithely toward a cliff with this program, and they're threatening to take millions of Americans with them," said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. "Their competence in being able to get this right was already in...
    on Jun 15, 2007 By: Patrick Leahy Source: Forbes

  2. Robert Mueller, director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, sent a letter to Scottish Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill saying he was "outraged at the decision, blithely defended on the grounds of 'compassion.'"
    on Aug 19, 2009 By: Kenny MacAskill Source: AFP

  3. "I urge you to beware the temptation of pride," warned Reagan, "the temptation of blithely declaring yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an Evil Empire,...
    on Mar 4, 2008 By: Ronald Reagan Source: Orlando Sentinel

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