Definition of nirvana
2a : a place or state of oblivion to care, pain, or external reality alcohol-induced nirvana; also : bliss, heaven The resort is a skier's and snowboarder's nirvana.b : a goal hoped for but apparently unattainable : dream … that nirvana of the … weatherman: A foolproof system of forecasting. — Newsweek
nirvanicplay \nir-ˈvä-nik, -ˈva-, (ˌ)nər-\ adjective
Examples of nirvana in a Sentence
the spa experience was a week of pure nirvana
the popular fantasy that life as a beachcomber in the South Pacific would be never-ending nirvana
Recent Examples of nirvana from the Web
My sensei explained only by moving my hips back and keeping my arms straight would the nirvana of a wheelie be attained.
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NIRVANA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nirvana for English Language Learners
: the state of perfect happiness and peace in Buddhism where there is release from all forms of suffering
: a state or place of great happiness and peace
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