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
Not that this little slice of natural nirvana doesn’t warrant tourists—Madagascar has 11,000 endemic plant species and rare (and incredibly endangered) animals like lemurs.
This sent my simple carbohydrate deprived system into nirvana, and the dollop of lemon cream in the middle of each cake offered a tart, rich balance to all the sugar.
The experience of being an affluent diner in New York, Washington, D.C., or San Francisco is something like gastronomic nirvana.
When something like this disrupts our nirvana, our equilibrium is upset.
In terms of eye-catching footwear, these not-at-all-traditional lace-ups—which are available at Staple Design now and land at Dr. Martens on June 17—have pretty much achieved shoe nirvana.
These were the instructions, the party lines to be repeated ad infinitum, ritual-like, like a rain dance with the promise of electoral nirvana.
Above all, Trump has certainly been a boon for the fine art of comedy, with late-night hosts making hay and Saturday Night Live riding the crest of its audience’s dismay to ratings nirvana.
Avalokitesvara is a female Buddhist figure who greets Buddhists in the afterlife, helping the dead achieve nirvana or become reborn.
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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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