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 Some blissful stretches are found alongside an ocean with striking rock formations or mountains in the distance, while others sit on a picturesque lake or river. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "25 Best Beaches in the U.S.," 20 May 2020 Yet not all NDEs are blissful—some can be frightening, marked by intense terror, anguish, loneliness and despair. Christof Koch, Scientific American, "What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about the Brain," 19 May 2020 In that blissful, carefree era before face masks and grocery wipe-downs, dads the world over could rely on at least one or two Mother's Day gifts to find their way home from school in the kids' backpacks. Rachel Barrett, Country Living, "These Cheeky "Do Not Disturb" Door Hangers Will Win Mother's Day," 4 May 2020 Grocery availability is spotty, delivery apps are pushing hard to get people to order takeout, and few (legal) things provide the same kind of blissful instant gratification as a Hot Pocket. Popular Science, "Now is the time to start tracking your food," 29 Apr. 2020 Read on for relaxing color palettes that will make every room in your home feel like a blissful escape. Elizabeth Sweet, Better Homes & Gardens, "15 Soothing Paint Colors to Try Now, According to Designers," 23 Apr. 2020 Writer-director Dean Craig clearly worships at the altar of Richard Curtis, whose diluted DNA is all over Netflix's rom-com about an obstacle course of ceremonial chaos along the path to blissful union. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Love Wedding Repeat': Film Review," 10 Apr. 2020 And certainly there are plenty of games other than Animal Crossing that would provide blissful, engrossing distraction. Darryn King, Wired, "The Unbearable Lightness of Animal Crossing," 8 Apr. 2020 Considering an annuity can ensure a more solid monthly footing — and make your retirement years more blissful. Lindsay Goldwert, Good Housekeeping, "7 of the Most Important Steps of Retirement Planning," 27 Mar. 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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25 May 2020

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“Blissful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of blissful

: extremely or completely happy : full of or causing bliss

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