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[blis-fuh l] /ˈblɪs fəl/
full of, abounding in, enjoying, or conferring bliss.
Origin of blissful
1175-1225; Middle English; see bliss, -ful; replacing Old English blissig
Related forms
blissfully, adverb
blissfulness, noun
unblissful, adjective
unblissfully, adverb
unblissfulness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for blissfulness
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  • Graye did a thing the blissfulness of which was only eclipsed by its hazardousness.

    Desperate Remedies Thomas Hardy
  • His love welled out in blissfulness, and the sight of it swept away the beholders in a torrent of love.

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja
  • The delicious lovers' life of two years before was renewed, but with how much richer and deeper delights and blissfulness!

    What Answer? Anna E. Dickinson
  • Peace now for us and blissfulness with our lords, for now all are filled save the door of the Sword, which maketh the hundredth.'

  • The triumph over Damask, the most glorious warrior of his century, appeared to him as the height of blissfulness.

    Caucasian Legends A. Goulbat
  • But after a minute or so he got up, thereby interrupting the blissfulness of sensation, for Maud would wonder why he tarried.

  • The endeavour was next made now to identify "blissfulness" with virtue, now to represent it as virtue's consequence and effect.

    The Basis of Morality Arthur Schopenhauer
British Dictionary definitions for blissfulness


serenely joyful or glad
blissful ignorance, unawareness or inexperience of something unpleasant
Derived Forms
blissfully, adverb
blissfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for blissfulness



late 12c., blisfulle, from bliss + -ful. Related: Blissfully; blissfulness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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