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.’
    • ‘For a blissful moment I watched everybody happy to be alive and counted myself one of them.’
    • ‘They create a blissful sense of quietness, pure melodic pop pleasure.’
    • ‘As he lay down there, his imagination was filled with blissful happiness.’
    • ‘Life is sweet, and when rejection or responsibility threaten to disrupt my blissful state, I can roll with the punches.’
    • ‘Telling someone you love them and they're wonderful is a blissful feeling until you realise they aren't saying it back.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He wandered around the pool with a blissful look on his face, not surprising considering these are his first Games.’
    • ‘In fact, we spent a blissful 2 hours chatting on the phone the other day.’
    • ‘He was handsome and could have had a life of blissful happiness for himself if he wished.’
    • ‘It all sounds rather blissful in a contented, domestic way that would have seemed unimaginable some years ago.’
    • ‘There are no Gods, no grand plans, no celestial architects, no blissful after-lives and no eternal damnation.’
    • ‘She shivered inwardly, so happy and blissful just to have his body near hers.’
    • ‘As he prepared to surprise the blissful couple, he felt the hairs on the back on his neck rising.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Suddenly life, which had up until a minute ago seemed blissful and full of promise, has now become a thing of dread.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Until she was five years old, she had a blissful childhood.’
    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 still dream about the blissful day I expelled her, and the happy humdrum months that followed.’
      • ‘Yes, the waters from the thermal springs that feed the town's impressive fountains and the blissful spa really must have magical powers.’
      • ‘And, after three blissful days of broadband, our livebox dies on us.’
      • ‘And that's without mentioning the wide skies, the winding roads and a blissful lack of mobile phone reception.’
      • ‘I'm not going to mention the blissful weather over the last couple of weeks - I'll just jinx it.’
      • ‘This is displayed in their ability to play slow, blissful songs and step back from the full onslaught of their upbeat material.’
      • ‘It's hard to resist the lucious, velvety chocolate cascading down in a stream of utter blissful heaven.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This morning at about 6AM, I was awakened by the blissful sound of rain falling.’
      • ‘And though she was happy her friend was leading such a blissful marriage with Matthew, she couldn't help but be a little jealous.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘They recently changed my office day start time too from the blissful 8.50 to 8.30.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      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
      wrapped
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Pronunciation

blissful

/ˈblɪsf(ə)l//ˈblɪsfʊl/