[blis-fuh l]
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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. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for blissfully


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



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

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