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[blis-fuh l] /ˈblɪs fəl/
full of, abounding in, enjoying, or conferring bliss.
Origin of blissful
1175-1225; Middle English; see bliss, -ful; replacing Old English blissig
Related forms
blissfully, adverb
blissfulness, noun
unblissful, adjective
unblissfully, adverb
unblissfulness, noun Unabridged
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  • Marjorie lay in blissful content; she had found human companionship.

    The Incubator Baby Ellis Parker Butler
  • Their interviews were first blissful, then anxious, then sad, then stormy.

    Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • As well might Nebuchadnezzar's image, had it possessed sensation, been blissful, as such persons as these.

  • But nobody could have thought so from his face, which bore no signs of blissful anticipation.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • "Happy is the wooing that is not long a-doing," and Milan's wooing was as brief as it was blissful.

British Dictionary definitions for blissful


serenely joyful or glad
blissful ignorance, unawareness or inexperience of something unpleasant
Derived Forms
blissfully, adverb
blissfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for blissful

late 12c., blisfulle, from bliss + -ful. Related: Blissfully; blissfulness.

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