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bliss

[blis] /blɪs/
noun
1.
supreme happiness; utter joy or contentment:
wedded bliss.
2.
Theology. the joy of heaven.
3.
heaven; paradise:
the road to eternal bliss.
4.
Archaic. a cause of great joy or happiness.
Idioms
5.
bliss out, Slang.
  1. to experience bliss or euphoria:
    Just give them some bean sprouts and a little tofu and they bliss out.
  2. to cause to become blissful or euphoric:
    a recording guaranteed to bliss out every Mozart fan.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English blisse, Old English bliss, blīths, equivalent to blīthe blithe + -s suffix
Related forms
blissless, adjective
Synonyms
1. See happiness.
Antonyms
1. misery.

Bliss

[blis] /blɪs/
noun
1.
Sir Arthur (Edward Drummond) 1891–1975, English composer.
2.
Tasker
[tas-ker] /ˈtæs kər/ (Show IPA),
Howard, 1853–1930, U.S. general.
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  • The short interludes of sleep were brief snatches of stolen bliss.
  • The surge of overwhelming bliss that has overtaken Egyptians is the rare beautitude of democratic will.
  • The moon is for the bliss and comfort of lovers, and such dreams and rememberings as oldsters may still find.
  • Ignorance is bliss, as they say, and I'd like this to be a pleasant affair.
  • For some ignorance appears to be bliss.
  • In some corners, heaven is seen as a vague sense of euphoria, a state of everlasting bliss.
  • So begins this tale of woe and bliss.
  • Her tilted eyes were nearly closed in the bliss of anticipation.
British Dictionary definitions for bliss

bliss

/blɪs/
noun
1.
perfect happiness; serene joy
2.
the ecstatic joy of heaven
Derived Forms
blissless, adjective
Word Origin
Old English blīths; related to blītheblithe, Old Saxon blīdsea bliss

Bliss

/blɪs/
noun
1.
Sir Arthur. 1891–1975, British composer; Master of the Queen's Musick (1953–75). His works include the Colour Symphony (1922), film and ballet music, and a cello concerto (1970)
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Word Origin and History for bliss
n.

Old English blis, also bliðs "bliss, merriment, happiness, grace, favor," from Proto-Germanic *blithsjo (cf. Old Saxon blidsea, blizza), from *blithiz "gentle, kind" + *-tjo noun suffix. Originally mostly of earthly happiness; influenced by association with bless and blithe.

v.

often with out, by 1973, U.S. colloquial, from bliss (n.).

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bliss in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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