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blissful

[blis-fuh l] /ˈblɪs fəl/
adjective
1.
full of, abounding in, enjoying, or conferring bliss.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English; see bliss, -ful; replacing Old English blissig
Related forms
blissfully, adverb
blissfulness, noun
unblissful, adjective
unblissfully, adverb
unblissfulness, noun
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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

blissful

/ˈblɪsfʊl/
adjective
1.
serenely joyful or glad
2.
blissful ignorance, unawareness or inexperience of something unpleasant
Derived Forms
blissfully, adverb
blissfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for blissfully

blissful

adj.

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

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