Definition of blissful in English:

blissful

adjective

  • 1Extremely happy; full of joy.

    ‘a blissful couple holding a baby’
    • ‘Smiling in blissful content, she tried to remember the last time she had relaxed this much.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘It was a blissful, happy smile, and it made me feel happy in turn.’
    • ‘For a blissful moment I watched everybody happy to be alive and counted myself one of them.’
    • ‘It is blissful to watch grandchildren develop both physically and emotionally with their pluses and minuses.’
    • ‘Nobody had ever made him feel so happy before, and he prayed that the blissful feeling would never end.’
    • ‘There are no Gods, no grand plans, no celestial architects, no blissful after-lives and no eternal damnation.’
    • ‘Life is sweet, and when rejection or responsibility threaten to disrupt my blissful state, I can roll with the punches.’
    • ‘It all sounds rather blissful in a contented, domestic way that would have seemed unimaginable some years ago.’
    • ‘She shivered inwardly, so happy and blissful just to have his body near hers.’
    • ‘In fact, we spent a blissful 2 hours chatting on the phone the other day.’
    • ‘The effect of the drug is to summon up people's happiest memories as a means of keeping them in a blissful state.’
    • ‘They create a blissful sense of quietness, pure melodic pop pleasure.’
    • ‘Until she was five years old, she had a blissful childhood.’
    • ‘As he prepared to surprise the blissful couple, he felt the hairs on the back on his neck rising.’
    • ‘Telling someone you love them and they're wonderful is a blissful feeling until you realise they aren't saying it back.’
    • ‘He was handsome and could have had a life of blissful happiness for himself if he wished.’
    • ‘He wandered around the pool with a blissful look on his face, not surprising considering these are his first Games.’
    • ‘Suddenly life, which had up until a minute ago seemed blissful and full of promise, has now become a thing of dread.’
    • ‘As he lay down there, his imagination was filled with blissful happiness.’
    happy, carefree, golden, joyful, joyous, contented, idyllic, palmy
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    1. 1.1 Providing perfect happiness or great joy.
      ‘the blissful caress of cool cotton sheets’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I'm not going to mention the blissful weather over the last couple of weeks - I'll just jinx it.’
      • ‘Organised by the hotel s massage therapist Sally Miller, the weekend promises to be a blissful experience.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘And though she was happy her friend was leading such a blissful marriage with Matthew, she couldn't help but be a little jealous.’
      • ‘The performance pursues those blissful musical moments that only spontaneity and improvisation provide.’
      • ‘I still dream about the blissful day I expelled her, and the happy humdrum months that followed.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This morning at about 6AM, I was awakened by the blissful sound of rain falling.’
      • ‘They recently changed my office day start time too from the blissful 8.50 to 8.30.’
      • ‘This is displayed in their ability to play slow, blissful songs and step back from the full onslaught of their upbeat material.’
      • ‘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.’
      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
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Phrases

  • blissful ignorance

    • Complete unawareness of something important or unpleasant.

      ‘her blissful ignorance of the politicized academic climate’
      • ‘What I do l know is that I will never be able to plod along in a pink cloud of blissful ignorance or even vaguely pretend that I do not care about what goes on around me.’
      • ‘But the blameworthy remain oblivious to their actions while wrapped in their blissful ignorance.’
      • ‘Some days, Mark, I really miss the days of my blissful ignorance.’
      • ‘But many voters continue to live in blissful ignorance about the qualities of those putting themselves up for election: just 42% of the electorate are able even to name their MP.’
      • ‘From the beginning real life is coated in fantasy, usually someone else's, and all we can do is try to understand it - or make sure we remain in blissful ignorance all our lives.’
      • ‘I decided that blissful ignorance is not the way to go.’
      • ‘Another form of potentially blissful ignorance is traumatic amnesia.’
      • ‘While thousands were hit by the blackout at City Hall yesterday, 18 couples carried on in blissful ignorance on the happiest day of their lives.’
      • ‘At the time, though, I was in blissful ignorance.’
      • ‘Sit back and enjoy your blissful ignorance as your brain leaves your body and you no longer care about the sounds of screaming and breaking glass coming from the other room.’

Pronunciation

blissful

/ˈblɪsf(ə)l//ˈblɪsfʊl/