Blithesomeness
Blithesome Blithe"some (-s[u^]m), a. Cheery; gay; merry. [1913 Webster]

The blithesome sounds of wassail gay. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] -- {Blithe"some*ly}, adv. -- {Blithe"some*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • blithesomeness — See blithesomely. * * * …   Universalium

  • blithesomeness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A state of joyful exuberance: blitheness, gaiety, glee, gleefulness, hilarity, jocoseness, jocosity, jocularity, jocundity, jolliness, jollity, joviality, lightheartedness, merriment, merriness, mirth, mirthfulness.… …   English dictionary for students

  • blithesomeness — blitheˈsomeness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑blithe …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bliss — (bl[i^]s), n.; pl. {Blisses} (bl[i^]s [e^]z). [OE. blis, blisse, AS. blis, bl[=i][eth]s, fr. bl[=i][eth]e blithe. See {Blithe}.] Orig., blithesomeness; gladness; now, the highest degree of happiness; blessedness; exalted felicity; heavenly joy.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blisses — Bliss Bliss (bl[i^]s), n.; pl. {Blisses} (bl[i^]s [e^]z). [OE. blis, blisse, AS. blis, bl[=i][eth]s, fr. bl[=i][eth]e blithe. See {Blithe}.] Orig., blithesomeness; gladness; now, the highest degree of happiness; blessedness; exalted felicity;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gaiety — Gayety Gay e*ty, n.; pl. {Gayeties}. [Written also {gaiety}.] [F. gaiet[ e]. See {Gay}, a.] 1. The state of being gay; merriment; mirth; acts or entertainments prompted by, or inspiring, merry delight; used often in the plural; as, the gayeties… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gayeties — Gayety Gay e*ty, n.; pl. {Gayeties}. [Written also {gaiety}.] [F. gaiet[ e]. See {Gay}, a.] 1. The state of being gay; merriment; mirth; acts or entertainments prompted by, or inspiring, merry delight; used often in the plural; as, the gayeties… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gayety — Gay e*ty, n.; pl. {Gayeties}. [Written also {gaiety}.] [F. gaiet[ e]. See {Gay}, a.] 1. The state of being gay; merriment; mirth; acts or entertainments prompted by, or inspiring, merry delight; used often in the plural; as, the gayeties of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blithesome — blithesomely, adv. blithesomeness, n. /bluydh seuhm, bluyth /, adj. lighthearted; merry; cheerful: a blithesome nature. [1715 25; BLITHE + SOME1] * * * …   Universalium

  • brightness — Synonyms and related words: Munsell chroma, Technicolor, acuity, acuteness, adroitness, agility, alertness, aptitude, aptness, attention, attentiveness, auspiciousness, beneficence, benevolence, benignancy, benignity, blare, blaze, blazing light …   Moby Thesaurus

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