- supreme happiness; utter joy or contentment: wedded bliss.
- Theology. the joy of heaven.
- heaven; paradise: the road to eternal bliss.
- Archaic. a cause of great joy or happiness.
- bliss out, Slang.
- to experience bliss or euphoria: Just give them some bean sprouts and a little tofu and they bliss out.
- to cause to become blissful or euphoric: a recording guaranteed to bliss out every Mozart fan.
Origin of bliss
before 1000; Middle English blisse, Old English bliss, blīths, equivalent to blīthe blithe + -s suffix
Synonyms for bliss
1. See happiness.
Antonyms for bliss
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- perfect happiness; serene joy
- the ecstatic joy of heaven
Word Origin for bliss
Old English blīths; related to blīthe blithe, Old Saxon blīdsea bliss
- Sir Arthur . 1891–1975, British composer; Master of the Queen's Musick (1953–75). His works include the Colour Symphony (1922), film and ballet music, and a cello concerto (1970)
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often with out, by 1973, U.S. colloquial, from bliss (n.).
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