blithely

UK [ˈblaɪðlɪ] / US adverb
1) in a way that does not consider the real problems or possible disadvantages of something

He blithely ignores everyone's complaints about the software.

2) happily, especially because you do not realize that something is wrong

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  • Blithely — Blithe ly, adv. In a blithe manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blithely — adv. Blithely is used with these adjectives: ↑unaware, ↑unconcerned Blithely is used with these verbs: ↑dismiss, ↑ignore …   Collocations dictionary

  • blithely — adverb /ˈblaɪðli/ a) Without care, concern, or consideration. As the bombs fell on the city, the woman blithely continued with her chores. b) In a joyful, carefree manner. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • blithely — blithe|ly [ blaıðli ] adverb 1. ) in a way that does not consider the real problems or possible disadvantages of something: He blithely ignores everyone s complaints about the software. 2. ) happily, especially because you do not realize that… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blithely — [ˈblaɪðli] adv without worrying about possible problems, or without realizing that anything is wrong He blithely ignores all our warnings.[/ex] blithe adj …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • blithely — blithe ► ADJECTIVE 1) cheerfully or thoughtlessly indifferent. 2) literary happy or joyous. DERIVATIVES blithely adverb blitheness noun. ORIGIN Old English, related to BLISS(Cf. ↑bliss) …   English terms dictionary

  • blithely — adverb see blithe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blithely — See blithe. * * * …   Universalium

  • blithely — adv. 89 β …   Oldest English Words

  • blithely — adv. happily, carelessly, lightheartedly …   English contemporary dictionary

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