bliss·​ful | \ ˈblis-fəl How to pronounce blissful (audio) \

Definition of blissful

1 : full of, marked by, or causing complete happiness a blissful marriage
2 : happily benighted blissful ignorance

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Other Words from blissful

blissfully \ ˈblis-​fə-​lē How to pronounce blissful (audio) \ adverb
blissfulness noun

Examples of blissful in a Sentence

At first, their time together was blissful. He sat there in a blissful state of comfort. a blissful setting for a wedding
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Recent Examples on the Web In the end, A.J. collapses in a blissful post-adventure slumber, her right foot planted firmly in her father’s sleepless face. Howard Bryant, The Atlantic, "He Won a Super Bowl. Now for the Real Challenge.," 17 Dec. 2020 Woods' high school girlfriend, Dina Parr, shows a poignant clip of a carefree Woods dancing at a party with a blissful look on his face. David Bauder, Star Tribune, "HBO film seeks a look behind Tiger Woods' public persona," 8 Jan. 2021 The scene, instead, flips the script and uses the track to highlight the blissful ignorance of men and their gross behavior—all before cutting to Cassie who is the (seemingly) sloshed onlooker. Ilana Kaplan, Marie Claire, "The Pop Queens of 'Promising Young Woman'," 28 Dec. 2020 In matching a world-weary protagonist to a depopulated planet, Morselli seems less interested in dissecting social shocks than in probing the porous border between blissful solitude and extreme loneliness. Alejandro Chacoff, The New Yorker, "The Italian Novelist Who Envisioned a World Without Humanity," 28 Dec. 2020 Anything like that blissful moment has been painfully out of reach in 2020. Jake Coyle,, "Performing in the pandemic, by Zoom, drive-in and doorstep," 22 Dec. 2020 Settling on a show that ran for seven full seasons (or 40) eased decision fatigue and guaranteed at least a few weeks of blissful simplicity—if in no other arena than our TV watching. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "The Year of Ambitious TV Watching," 17 Dec. 2020 Such clever narration is exactly what helped 20-year-old Beatrice Laus breakthrough this year, paired with her blissful blend of fuzzy '90s alt-rock and glistening 2000s pop. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 100 Best Songs of 2020: Staff List," 8 Dec. 2020 His blissful reverie is short-lived, however; vengeful Zelmare suddenly appears and stabs Loy first in the back, and then multiple times in the chest. Nick Schager,, "Fargo finale recap: The victors write their history," 30 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of blissful

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for blissful

see bliss

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The first known use of blissful was in the 12th century

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21 Feb 2021

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“Blissful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of blissful

: extremely or completely happy : full of or causing bliss

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