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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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Examples from the web for blissful
  • Those summers seemed blissful, sort of a happy dream.
  • It is not based on need but on blissful inevitability.
  • Fingers point, voices coo, faces crease in blissful grins.
  • If you have you can now live your life in blissful peace.
  • There are no guarantees, but reasonable precautions are better than blissful ignorance.
  • But the day-to-day is often peaceful, even blissful.
  • The touchscreen, on the other hand, was far from blissful.
  • Another is blissful unawareness of the preconscious mental processes that make the mind so suggestible.
  • One reader recalled three blissful months spent smoking pot in the name of science, but another put the scold on us.
  • Unlike people, they do it with a blissful canine ignorance.
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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