[ blis-fuhl ]
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  1. full of, enjoying, or giving bliss, or sublime happiness: Recalling their blissful few years together, he knew he would never be as happy with anyone else.Heroes in ancient Greece could expect a blissful afterlife in the Elysian Fields.

  2. Often Facetious. not troubled by any hint of discomfort or concern: From your free-flowing “thought piece,” I see that the finer points of punctuation, spelling, and grammar do not intrude on your sense of blissful ease.: See also blissful ignorance.

Origin of blissful

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English; bliss + -ful; replacing Old English blissig (equivalent to bliss + -y1 )

Other words from blissful

  • bliss·ful·ly, adverb
  • bliss·ful·ness, noun
  • un·bliss·ful, adjective
  • un·bliss·ful·ness, noun

Words Nearby blissful Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use blissful in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for blissful


/ (ˈblɪsfʊl) /

  1. serenely joyful or glad

  2. blissful ignorance unawareness or inexperience of something unpleasant

Derived forms of blissful

  • blissfully, adverb
  • blissfulness, noun

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