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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 blissfully
  • We laugh, we're silly, and we're blissfully free of our responsibilities to anyone but ourselves.
  • It shows that you are blissfully ignorant, something that has no value on a science site.
  • These kids were so blissfully unaware and totally uncritical because of their privilege.
  • Both of which many of my students seem to be blissfully ignorant.
  • The central time zone largely avoided the highs of the housing bubble, and they've blissfully missed the lows, as well.
  • He woke up, took copious notes, and returned blissfully to sleep.
  • The world is blissfully ignorant at the people whose life work is keeping us safe.
  • As eco-friendly as it is, the process is blissfully transparent to guests.
  • One more chapter blissfully closed in global terrorism.
  • Often they seem blissfully unaware of the ire their success has caused.
British Dictionary definitions for blissfully


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 blissfully



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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