[ blis-fuhl ]
See synonyms for: blissfulblissfullyblissfulness on

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

  2. not troubled by any hint of unease or discontent: When it comes to IT issues, many small organizations operate in a state of blissful ignorance.

Origin of blissful

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English; see bliss, -ful; replacing Old English blissig

Other words from blissful

  • bliss·ful·ly, adverb
  • bliss·ful·ness, noun
  • un·bliss·ful, adjective
  • un·bliss·ful·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use blissful in a sentence

  • But the serene blissfulness of the first days of their liaison was of short duration.

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

  • It has a catching blissfulness and a verve that make it one of the best American songs.

  • Graye did a thing the blissfulness of which was only eclipsed by its hazardousness.

    Desperate Remedies | Thomas Hardy
  • But after a minute or so he got up, thereby interrupting the blissfulness of sensation, for Maud would wonder why he tarried.

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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