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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Rafts lashed together floated by, carrying blissful groups of friends and families. Vanessa Hua,, "Lake Tahoe offers cold comfort in distressing times," 18 July 2019 So what’s an adult to do when difficult topics, like for example the US-Mexico border wall, dominate the news, kids are confused, and maintaining total blissful innocence is no longer possible? Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "How to talk to small kids about big issues like border walls," 7 July 2019 Back then the music provided a blissful escape from the news of the Watergate scandal, the bloody end of the Vietnam war, the energy crisis and economic stagnation. J.l., The Economist, "Now playing: yacht rock," 5 July 2019 Download this handy app and become that blissful beer snob everyone pretends to hate but secretly envies. Sarah Cook,, "Birmingham magazine’s culture picks for June," 28 June 2019 Having a pleasant life but glimpsing a blissful one is just shy of pain, and that almost-pain is boredom. Collier Meyerson, WIRED, "Instagram Is Sweet and Sort of Boring—but the Ads!," 24 June 2019 Those first summers were blissful, but eventually, Wheeler itched for company. Amanda Sims, House Beautiful, "The Reno of This Historic Catskills Cottage Is Impeccable," 23 May 2019 Ramy is the first sitcom to take an expansive look at Muslim American life, and so many of its best episodes shine with the sheer blissful energy of breaking new ground. Darren Franich,, "Emmys 2019: Consider Ramy Youssef for writing, directing, and starring in Ramy," 13 June 2019 While the experiences of tourists were not considered specifically, the report sets a standard for blissful places to visit. Christine Blau And Gulnaz Khan, National Geographic, "Travel to the world's happiest countries," 20 Mar. 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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English Language Learners Definition of blissful

: extremely or completely happy : full of or causing bliss

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