bliss

[blis]
noun
  1. supreme happiness; utter joy or contentment: wedded bliss.
  2. Theology. the joy of heaven.
  3. heaven; paradise: the road to eternal bliss.
  4. Archaic. a cause of great joy or happiness.
Idioms
  1. bliss out, Slang.
    1. to experience bliss or euphoria: Just give them some bean sprouts and a little tofu and they bliss out.
    2. 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
Related formsbliss·less, adjective

Synonyms for bliss

1. See happiness.

Antonyms for bliss

1. misery.
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British Dictionary definitions for blissout

bliss

noun
  1. perfect happiness; serene joy
  2. the ecstatic joy of heaven
Derived Formsblissless, adjective

Word Origin for bliss

Old English blīths; related to blīthe blithe, Old Saxon blīdsea bliss

Bliss

noun
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for blissout

bliss

n.

Old English blis, also bliðs "bliss, merriment, happiness, grace, favor," from Proto-Germanic *blithsjo (cf. Old Saxon blidsea, blizza), from *blithiz "gentle, kind" + *-tjo noun suffix. Originally mostly of earthly happiness; influenced by association with bless and blithe.

bliss

v.

often with out, by 1973, U.S. colloquial, from bliss (n.).

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