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[blis-fuh l]
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  1. full of, abounding in, enjoying, or conferring bliss.
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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
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Related Words for blissfulness

bliss, heaven, paradise, blissfulness

Examples from the Web for blissfulness

Historical Examples of blissfulness

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for blissfulness


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



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

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