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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blissfully \ ˈblis-​fə-​lē How to pronounce blissfully (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 Jerry Herman was a master of such shameless, blissful, full-frontal seduction. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "How a Jerry Herman Song Called a Future Critic to New York," 27 Dec. 2019 For being an endlessly blissful safe place to land. Eric Todisco,, "Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley Celebrate 12th Wedding Anniversary: 'Forever Blessed'," 24 Dec. 2019 Our blissful weekend then included snow activities, yoga, journaling, and a white elephant gift exchange where participants had to spend $50 or less on their self-care gifts (also all purchased from Marshalls). Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "The Self-Care Themed Trip You And Your Girls Need In 2020," 20 Dec. 2019 The blissful Nataraja, dancing the world into being Harish Pullanoor/Government Museum, Chennai, Tamil Nadu The origins of Nataraja, and of the Hindu god Shiva himself, lie thousands of years ago. Harish Pullanoor, Quartz India, "How the Indian icon Nataraja danced his way from ancient history to modern physics," 18 Dec. 2019 But, after death and before that final reality, a period of blissful rest. N.t. Wright, Time, "The New Testament Doesn’t Say What Most People Think It Does About Heaven," 16 Dec. 2019 Madison expected Americans to seek knowledge, not thwart its discovery while wallowing in blissful ignorance. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Impeachment exists to protect the US, not to punish its president," 14 Dec. 2019 Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson star as the bohemian Brooklyn couple whose seemingly blissful world suddenly crumbles when Johansson heads to L.A. for an acting job. Leah Greenblatt,, "The best (and worst) movies of 2019," 12 Dec. 2019 Unphased by what might be brewing in the atmosphere, the pair beam at the viewer, exuding a blissful, almost cherubic warmth. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "See Four Spanish Masterpieces Updated to Reflect the Consequences of Climate Change," 10 Dec. 2019

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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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6 Jan 2020

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“Blissful.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of blissful

: extremely or completely happy : full of or causing bliss

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a feeling of well-being or elation

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