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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.

blissful

(ˈblɪsfʊl)
adj
1. serenely joyful or glad
2. blissful ignorance unawareness or inexperience of something unpleasant
ˈblissfully adv
ˈblissfulness n

bliss•ful

(ˈblɪs fəl)

adj.
full of, abounding in, enjoying, or conferring bliss.
[1175–1225]
bliss′ful•ly, adv.
bliss′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.blissful - completely happy and contentedblissful - completely happy and contented; "blissful young lovers"; "in blissful ignorance"
happy - enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure; "a happy smile"; "spent many happy days on the beach"; "a happy marriage"

blissful

adjective
1. delightful, pleasing, satisfying, heavenly (informal), enjoyable, gratifying, pleasurable There's nothing more blissful than lying by that pool.
Translations
هانئٌ، سَعيدٌ، مُبْتَهِجٌ
blaženýšťastný
lyksalig
igen boldog
sæluríkur; sæll
blažený

blissful

[ˈblɪsfʊl] ADJ
1. (= happy) → dichoso
in blissful ignorancefeliz en la ignorancia
2. (= wonderful) → maravilloso, estupendo

blissful

[ˈblɪsfʊl] adj (= happy) [event, day] → merveilleux/euse; [situation, period] → merveilleux/euse; [smile] → de bonheur
a blissful sigh → un soupir d'aise
in blissful ignorance → dans une ignorance béate

blissful

adj timeherrlich, paradiesisch; respite alsowohltuend; feeling alsowonnig; happinesshöchste(s); state, look, smile(glück)selig; momentsselig; in blissful ignorance of the facts (iro)in herrlicher Ahnungslosigkeit; in blissful ignorance of the fact that … (iro)in keinster Weise ahnend, dass …

blissful

[ˈblɪsfʊl] adj (event, day) → stupendo/a, meraviglioso/a; (smile) → beato/a
in blissful ignorance → nella (più) beata ignoranza

bliss

(blis) noun
very great happiness. the bliss of a young married couple.
ˈblissful adjective
ˈblissfully adverb
References in classic literature ?
With a blissful sense of burdens lifted off, Meg and Jo closed their weary eyes, and lay at rest, like storm-beaten boats safe at anchor in a quiet harbor.
Sometimes in the evening I would find her alone in her work-room, draping folds of satin on a wire figure, with a quite blissful expression of countenance.
He smiled at Jurgis confidingly, and then started talking again, with his blissful insouciance.
When there was room on the ledge outside of the pots and boxes for a cat, the cat was there-- in sunny weather--stretched at full length, asleep and blissful, with her furry belly to the sun and a paw curved over her nose.
The men con- templated the treasure awhile in blissful silence.
Her dinner pail swung from her right hand, and she had a blissful consciousness of the two soda biscuits spread with butter and syrup, the baked cup-custard, the doughnut, and the square of hard gingerbread.
I took a plain but clean and light summer dress from my drawer and put it on: it seemed no attire had ever so well become me, because none had I ever worn in so blissful a mood.
How many a summer hour have I known to be but blissful minutes to him in the cricket-field
Of Mans First Disobedience, and the Fruit Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal tast Brought Death into the World, and all our woe, With loss of EDEN, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat, Sing Heav'nly Muse, that on the secret top Of OREB, or of SINAI, didst inspire That Shepherd, who first taught the chosen Seed, In the Beginning how the Heav'ns and Earth Rose out of CHAOS: Or if SION Hill Delight thee more, and SILOA'S Brook that flow'd Fast by the Oracle of God; I thence Invoke thy aid to my adventrous Song, That with no middle flight intends to soar Above th' AONIAN Mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhime.
During his meals he always wore an air of blissful contemplation of the food he had swal- lowed.
It is impossible to describe, or to imagine, the deep, the blissful sense of relief which the absence of the detested creature occasioned in my bosom.
He thought of his childhood, left far far behind-- That blissful and innocent state-- The sound so exactly recalled to his mind A pencil that squeaks on a slate!