bliss·​ful | \ˈblis-fəl \

Definition of blissful 

1 : full of, marked by, or causing complete happiness a blissful marriage

2 : happily benighted blissful ignorance

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blissfully \ˈblis-​fə-​lē \ 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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In other words, the #Instagood private jet luncheons, sunrise balcony shots, and blissful brunch-in-bed scenarios populating our feeds take a lot of work. Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, "This Penthouse Apartment Was Designed for Influencer Photoshoots," 1 Oct. 2018 Need a non-crowded, fireworks-free, blissful Fourth of July activity? Sara Cagle,, "Here are five float-friendly rivers perfect for a long and lazy afternoon," 29 June 2018 Baffling/blissful detachment from reality is a core feature of who J.R. Smith has always been. Andrew Sharp,, "J.R. Smith, Kevin Durant, and What to Watch in NBA Finals Game 2," 3 June 2018 Indeed the couple brought the blissful vibe of their travels home with them with Bieber sporting a tan and a baseball cap from Bahamian tourist spot Baker’s Bay and Baldwin wearing her massive diamond engagement ring. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Ease Into a Comfort Zone With Couple Style," 11 July 2018 And after a few weeks of blissful silence, guess who’s back? Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "Hurled DNA Kits, "Handmaidens," and More (Mostly Bad) News from Washington This Week," 8 July 2018 His most blissful times were sharing experiences with family at his lake house in Holland where his broad, booming smile was always on display., "Darrell Johnson," 7 July 2018 Are Grande and Davidson trying to rub our common faces in their blissful love life? Meagan Fredette,, "Are Justin Bieber & Ariana Grande Trying To One-Up Each Other On PDA?," 14 July 2018 The various models for neutrino emission from blazars, developed in blissful theoretical isolation, have now had their first encounter with real data, and none can explain the exact details seen. Mark Bowen, Scientific American, "Neutrinos on Ice: Astronomers' Long Hunt for Source of Extragalactic "Ghost Particles" Pays Off," 12 July 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of blissful

: extremely or completely happy : full of or causing bliss

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