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- adj. Extremely happy; full of joy; experiencing, indicating, causing, or characterized by bliss.
- adj. Blessed; glorified.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of, characterized by, or causing, joy and felicity; happy in the highest degree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of, abounding in, enjoying, or conferring bliss; full of felicity: as, “blissful joy,” Spenser, F. Q.; “blissful solitude,”
- [Cf. blessful.] Blessed; holy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. completely happy and contented
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It had taken me two weeks and three focus groups to decide on the word blissful instead of peaceful.
However, as I remember from my days teaching, the kids themselves are not walking around in blissful awe but are, instead, wrapped up in all the adventures of this amazing period in their own lives with all the soap opera that often goes with it.
The only saving grace: a quiet ten minutes straddling midnight during which I was able to retreat to a quiet location to hear the bells in blissful solitude.
"Our schools are orderly, sanitary places where students dwell in blissful ignorance of the chaos that awaits," West said.
He knew that he was doing the right thing by holding on, and there came to him certain blissful thrills of satisfaction.
Others were in blissful ignorance of what would develop.
My favorite line: “Others were in blissful ignorance of what would develop.”
I must have been reading newspapers of a particularly delicate editorial constitution when this story originally broke because until this point I'd remained in blissful ignorance about precisely how Neil and Christine were alleged to have comported themselves during the Essex sex party.
I would rather experience the hills and valleys of living than live in blissful ignorance.
The rest of us live on the food they produce in blissful ignorance of how it actually made it to our tables.