Definition of blissful in English:



  • 1Extremely happy; full of joy.

    ‘a blissful couple holding a baby’
    • ‘As he prepared to surprise the blissful couple, he felt the hairs on the back on his neck rising.’
    • ‘Until she was five years old, she had a blissful childhood.’
    • ‘She shivered inwardly, so happy and blissful just to have his body near hers.’
    • ‘Suddenly life, which had up until a minute ago seemed blissful and full of promise, has now become a thing of dread.’
    • ‘There are no Gods, no grand plans, no celestial architects, no blissful after-lives and no eternal damnation.’
    • ‘It is blissful to watch grandchildren develop both physically and emotionally with their pluses and minuses.’
    • ‘He was handsome and could have had a life of blissful happiness for himself if he wished.’
    • ‘Smiling in blissful content, she tried to remember the last time she had relaxed this much.’
    • ‘Telling someone you love them and they're wonderful is a blissful feeling until you realise they aren't saying it back.’
    • ‘It all sounds rather blissful in a contented, domestic way that would have seemed unimaginable some years ago.’
    • ‘Life is sweet, and when rejection or responsibility threaten to disrupt my blissful state, I can roll with the punches.’
    • ‘It was a blissful, happy smile, and it made me feel happy in turn.’
    • ‘They create a blissful sense of quietness, pure melodic pop pleasure.’
    • ‘As he lay down there, his imagination was filled with blissful happiness.’
    • ‘The effect of the drug is to summon up people's happiest memories as a means of keeping them in a blissful state.’
    • ‘With contented sighs, the two blissful lovers curled themselves around each other again.’
    • ‘Have you seen my two-year-old in the throes of blissful train play?’
    • ‘For a blissful moment I watched everybody happy to be alive and counted myself one of them.’
    • ‘In fact, we spent a blissful 2 hours chatting on the phone the other day.’
    • ‘Nobody had ever made him feel so happy before, and he prayed that the blissful feeling would never end.’
    • ‘He wandered around the pool with a blissful look on his face, not surprising considering these are his first Games.’
    happy, carefree, golden, joyful, joyous, contented, idyllic, palmy
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    1. 1.1Providing perfect happiness or great joy.
      ‘the blissful caress of cool cotton sheets’
      • ‘I still dream about the blissful day I expelled her, and the happy humdrum months that followed.’
      • ‘And though she was happy her friend was leading such a blissful marriage with Matthew, she couldn't help but be a little jealous.’
      • ‘This is displayed in their ability to play slow, blissful songs and step back from the full onslaught of their upbeat material.’
      • ‘And, after three blissful days of broadband, our livebox dies on us.’
      • ‘It's hard to resist the lucious, velvety chocolate cascading down in a stream of utter blissful heaven.’
      • ‘I know it may shock you to know I haven't led a blameless life, that my past is not a blissful stroll in the park on a sunny day with bluebirds winging in a cloudless sky.’
      • ‘We began with a soak in a warm footbath laced with aloe and glycerine. It was wonderfully soothing and set the tone for the blissful pampering to come.’
      • ‘They recently changed my office day start time too from the blissful 8.50 to 8.30.’
      • ‘This morning at about 6AM, I was awakened by the blissful sound of rain falling.’
      • ‘I'm not going to mention the blissful weather over the last couple of weeks - I'll just jinx it.’
      • ‘I have decided that for the rest of the trip I shall live in my own, blissful world where everyone is full of good intentions.’
      • ‘The boots are at that precarious stage of wearing out, and every blissful outing that they take with me now only decreases the time until they get thrown away.’
      • ‘The performance pursues those blissful musical moments that only spontaneity and improvisation provide.’
      • ‘Organised by the hotel s massage therapist Sally Miller, the weekend promises to be a blissful experience.’
      • ‘And that's without mentioning the wide skies, the winding roads and a blissful lack of mobile phone reception.’
      • ‘Yes, the waters from the thermal springs that feed the town's impressive fountains and the blissful spa really must have magical powers.’
      ecstatic, rapturous, joyful, joyous, elated, beatific, euphoric, enraptured, on cloud nine, in seventh heaven, transported, in transports, in raptures, beside oneself with happiness, beside oneself with joy, rhapsodic, ravished, enchanted, enthusiastic, delighted, thrilled, overjoyed, happy
      over the moon, on top of the world, blissed out
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