Definition of Blitheness

1. Noun. A feeling of spontaneous good spirits. "His cheerfulness made everyone feel better"

Exact synonyms: Cheerfulness
Generic synonyms: Happiness
Specialized synonyms: Buoyancy, Perkiness, Carefreeness, Insouciance, Lightheartedness, Lightsomeness
Derivative terms: Cheerful, Cheerful
Antonyms: Cheerlessness



Definition of Blitheness

1. n. The state of being blithe.

Definition of Blitheness

1. Noun. The characteristic of being blithe. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Blitheness

blister rust
blistered
blistering
blistering agent
blistering collodion
blisteringly
blisterlike
blisters
blistery
blit
blite
blites
blithe
blitheful
blithely
blitheness (current term)
blither
blithered
blithering
blithers
blithesome
blithesomely
blithest
blits
blittable
blitted
blitter
blitters
blitting
blitz

Literary usage of Blitheness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"Goethe's problem " Can the blitheness and universality of the antique ideal be communicated to artistic productions which shall contain the fullness of the ..."

2. Shelburne Essays by Paul Elmer More (1913)
"Blithe is one of his favourite words, and those who knew him well speak of a certain blitheness— "blitheness and repose" — in his manner; yet withal the ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1897)
"... the direct products of their idea of the holiness of family life, which seemed to him a better thing than the more famed Greek “blitheness” of old, ..."

4. The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry by Walter Pater (1888)
"... centrality, with blitheness and repose, are the marks of Hellenic culture. Is that culture a lost art ? The local, accidental colouring of its own age ..."

5. The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry by Walter Pater (1899)
"... centrality, with blitheness and repose, are the marks of Hellenic culture. Is that culture a lost art ? The local, accidental colouring of its own age ..."

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