Nonetheless, in the store, I've been blithely buying smaller packages without noticing that my sugar had shrunk.
But they are ill prepared and blithely ignorant of the mechanics of practical politics—let alone state making.
blithely, he conducts his life with an absence of material possessions.
Yet Obama and the Democrats blithely credit the stimulus with the budding recovery and some even recommend another one.
But the fact is, I “ruined” my life all by myself, by blithely discarding my job, urban life, friends, and identity.
He immediately became petulant and worried again, so she told him blithely that she would arrange things.
And yet if Justus Miles had been able to look ahead he might not have talked so blithely.
But his latest autocrat was only matter-of-fact, blithely and aggravatingly matter-of-fact.
Vertogor rejoiced greatly and blithely recommenced his work.
Of this fact the young reporter seemed to be blithely ignorant.
Old English bliþe "joyous, kind, cheerful, pleasant," from Proto-Germanic *blithiz "gentle, kind" (cf. Old Saxon bliði "bright, happy," Middle Dutch blide, Dutch blijde, Old Norse bliðr "mild, gentle," Old High German blidi "gay, friendly," Gothic bleiþs "kind, friendly, merciful").
Rare since 16c. No cognates outside Germanic. "The earlier application was to the outward expression of kindly feeling, sympathy, affection to others, as in Gothic and ON.; but in OE. the word had come more usually to be applied to the external manifestation of one's own pleased or happy frame of mind, and hence even to the state itself." [OED]