blissful

adjective
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 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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This little bedside box drowns it all out: the honking, the barking, the squeaking ... just the blissful sounds of crickets on a warm summer night. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "I Can’t Sleep Without My Big Red Rooster White Noise Machine," 11 Jan. 2019 Musical director Caroline Benzon oversees the blissful assemblage of singers, while choreographer Tania Possick marshal the troops ingeniously in a limited space. Matt Cooper, latimes.com, "The week ahead in SoCal theater, July 1-8: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at Griffith Park and more," 30 June 2018 How about the blissful thrill of going for a drive with no particular destination? Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The Polaris Ranger 150 EFI Is Like a Truck for Kids," 13 Feb. 2019 So, of course, the reaction online hasn't exactly been blissful. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'This Is Us' Fans Are Fuming After New Season 3 Episode and Finale Are Delayed," 30 Jan. 2019 Before giving birth, I had been taught — by doctors, mom blogs, relatives, and blissful celebrity mom Instagrams — that breast was best, and that giving my child formula was tantamount to force-feeding him cigarettes and McFlurries. E.j. Dickson, Vox, "Inside the mommy-friendly, scientifically sketchy world of breastfeeding supplements," 20 Dec. 2018 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, latimes.com, "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, SI.com, "J.R. Smith, Kevin Durant, and What to Watch in NBA Finals Game 2," 3 June 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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blissful

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of blissful

: extremely or completely happy : full of or causing bliss

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