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bliss

 (blĭs)
n.
1. Extreme happiness; ecstasy.
2. The ecstasy of salvation; spiritual joy.
Phrasal Verb:
bliss out Slang
To go into a state of ecstasy.

[Middle English blisse, from Old English bliss, from blīths, from blīthe, joyful; see blithe.]

bliss′ful adj.
bliss′ful·ly adv.
bliss′ful·ness n.

bliss

(blɪs)
n
1. perfect happiness; serene joy
2. (Theology) the ecstatic joy of heaven
[Old English blīths; related to blīthe blithe, Old Saxon blīdsea bliss]
ˈblissless adj

Bliss

(blɪs)
n
(Biography) 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)

bliss

(blɪs)

n.
1. supreme happiness.
2. heaven; paradise.
v.t., v.i.
3. bliss out, Informal. to experience or fill with bliss.
[before 1000; Middle English blisse, Old English bliss, blīths=blīthe blithe + -s suffix]
bliss′less, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bliss - a state of extreme happinessbliss - a state of extreme happiness  
ecstasy, rapture - a state of elated bliss
elation - an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression

bliss

bliss

noun
A condition of supreme well-being and good spirits:
Translations
blaženostdokonalé štěstí
lykkelyksalighed
autuusonni
blaženstvosreća
alsæla
至福
더없는 기쁨
laimingailaimingas
svētlaime
blaženost
lycksalighet
ความสุขอันสุดยอด
bahtiyarlıkbüyük mutlulukmutluluk
niềm hạnh phúc

bliss

[blɪs] N
1. (Rel) (= happy state) → dicha f
ignorance is blissojos que no ven, corazón que no siente
2. (fig) → éxtasis m, arrobamiento m
the concert was bliss!¡el concierto fue una gloria!
what bliss!¡qué gustazo!
isn't he bliss?¡qué encanto de hombre!
bliss out VT + ADV (esp US) to be blissed outflipar de gusto, estar en la gloria

bliss

[ˈblɪs] nfélicité f, bonheur m absolu
it was bliss! → c'était merveilleux!

bliss

nGlück nt; (Rel) → (Glück)seligkeit f; a feeling of blissein Gefühl ntder Wonne; this is bliss!das ist herrlich or eine Wohltat!; sun, sea, sand, ah sheer blissSonne, Meer und Strand, einfach paradiesisch; ah bliss, she sighedherrlich, seufzte sie; ignorance is bliss (prov) → Unwissenheit ist ein Geschenk des Himmels ? domestic ADJ a

bliss

[blɪs] n (Rel) → beatitudine f; (happy state) → (immensa) felicità
ignorance is bliss (Proverb) → beata ignoranza
it's bliss! (fam) → è meraviglioso!

bliss

(blis) noun
very great happiness. the bliss of a young married couple.
ˈblissful adjective
ˈblissfully adverb

bliss

نَعِيم blaženost lykke Wonne ευδαιμονία dicha autuus félicité sreća beatitudine 至福 더없는 기쁨 gelukzaligheid lykke błogość felicidade блаженство lycksalighet ความสุขอันสุดยอด mutluluk niềm hạnh phúc 福佑
References in classic literature ?
All I know is that just to sit by her will be bliss, just to touch her bliss, just to hear her speak bliss beyond all mortal telling.
With amazement did his eagle and serpent gaze upon him: for a coming bliss overspread his countenance like the rosy dawn.
York Driscoll enjoyed two years of bliss with that prize, Tom--bliss that was troubled a little at times, it is true, but bliss nevertheless; then she died, and her husband and his childless sister, Mrs.
Now I am a wife: my bliss is sobered, but not destroyed; my hopes diminished, but not departed; my fears increased, but not yet thoroughly confirmed; and, thank heaven, I am a mother too.
SOME Holy Missionaries in China having been deprived of life by the Bigoted Heathens, the Christian Press made a note of it, and was greatly pained to point out the contrast between the Bigoted Heathens and the law-abiding countrymen of the Holy Missionaries who had wickedly been sent to eternal bliss.
but supposing the invader of domestic bliss to betake himself away at the first rush of the harem's lord, then is it very diverting to watch that lord.
Only put yourself beyond hazard as to the real basis of matrimonial bliss, and it is scarcely to be imagined what miracles, in the way of recognizing smaller incongruities, connubial love will effect.
He had partaken of the homely abundance of their tables, had quaffed the far-famed Shaker cider, and had joined in the sacred dance, every step of which is believed to alienate the enthusiast from earth, and bear him onward to heavenly purity and bliss.
It was a bliss to which every sort of earthly experience--all that he had enjoyed, or suffered or seen, or heard, or acted, with the broodings of his soul upon the whole--had contributed somewhat.
Back from pursuit thy Powers with loud acclaime Thee only extold, Son of thy Fathers might, To execute fierce vengeance on his foes, Not so on Man; him through their malice fall'n, Father of Mercie and Grace, thou didst not doome So strictly, but much more to pitie encline: No sooner did thy dear and onely Son Perceive thee purpos'd not to doom frail Man So strictly, but much more to pitie enclin'd, He to appease thy wrauth, and end the strife Of Mercy and Justice in thy face discern'd, Regardless of the Bliss wherein hee sat Second to thee, offerd himself to die For mans offence.
He beheld her outstretched upon the poniarded captain, her eyes closed, her beautiful bare throat covered with Phoebus's blood, at that moment of bliss when the archdeacon had imprinted on her pale lips that kiss whose burn the unhappy girl, though half dead, had felt.
She was at that height of bliss when one becomes completely kind and good and does not believe in the possibility of evil, unhappiness, or sorrow.