[blis-fuh l]


full of, abounding in, enjoying, or conferring bliss.

Origin of blissful

1175–1225; Middle English; see bliss, -ful; replacing Old English blissig
Related formsbliss·ful·ly, adverbbliss·ful·ness, nounun·bliss·ful, adjectiveun·bliss·ful·ly, adverbun·bliss·ful·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of blissful

  • Their interviews were first blissful, then anxious, then sad, then stormy.


    Thomas Wentworth Higginson

  • Ah, what comfort there was for them in that first blissful moment!

    The Downfall

    Emile Zola

  • Would such a blissful hour ever come again to him in this life?

    An Orkney Maid

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

  • But nobody could have thought so from his face, which bore no signs of blissful anticipation.


    Joseph Conrad

  • And of all this the British public had remained in blissful ignorance.

    The White Lie

    William Le Queux

British Dictionary definitions for blissful



serenely joyful or glad
blissful ignorance unawareness or inexperience of something unpleasant
Derived Formsblissfully, adverbblissfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for blissful

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

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