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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Old English, 17th century


(Of a person) Having a cheerful disposition.


Filled with, marked by, or causing pleasure.

Examples of Blithesome in a sentence

"Waking up to sunny weather put me in a blithesome mood."

"The blithesome shouts from the playground were welcome background noise."

About Blithesome

Blithe is a Germanic word with origins related to bliss, but it's not always carefree. "Blithe" can mean "happy," or it can also mean "indifferent to the point of callousness." As for "blithesome," it only borrows the cheerful sense of the word. We hope you're feeling blithesome today.

Did you Know?

When "some" is added as a suffix to nouns, adjectives, and verbs, it creates a new adjective that means "tending to or causing." Troublesome: causing trouble. Adventuresome: tending toward adventure. For "blithesome," you'll need know the meaning of "blithe." Hint: It will put a smile on your face.

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