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Blitheness   Listen

A feeling of spontaneous good spirits.  Synonym: cheerfulness.

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"Blitheness" Quotes from Famous Books

... glee, she dashed off to renew the frolic, with the ecstasy of a young fawn, while the round fat-faced Annie tumbled after her like a little ball, and their aunt entered into the spirit of the romp, and pursued them with blitheness for the moment like their own. Johnnie, recovering his mamma's hand, walked soberly beside her, and when invited to join in the sport, looked as if he implored to be excused. Violet, rather anxiously, called them to order as they came near the house, consigned ...
— Heartsease - or Brother's Wife • Charlotte M. Yonge

... fierce quarrel would be the consequence. She panted with solicitude when she thought of possible injury to Troy. The least spark would kindle the farmer's swift feelings of rage and jealousy; he would lose his self-mastery as he had this evening; Troy's blitheness might become aggressive; it might take the direction of derision, and Boldwood's anger might then ...
— Far from the Madding Crowd • Thomas Hardy

Words linked to "Blitheness" :   cheerfulness, carefreeness, perkiness, lightheartedness, happiness, cheerlessness, lightsomeness, cheerful, insouciance, buoyancy

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