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blissfully (ˈblɪsfʊlɪ) 

Definitions

adverb

  1. in a state of great happiness   ⇒ His eyes shut blissfully and he smiled.   ⇒ eyes half closed, twitching blissfully   ⇒ The summer passed blissfully.

    to be blissfully happy   ⇒ In their first few months together they were blissfully happy.   ⇒ It was a blissfully happy time for both of us.

  2. See to be blissfully ignorant of sth

blissful (ˈblɪsfʊl Pronunciation for blissful

Definitions

adjective

  1. serenely joyful or glad
  2. See blissful ignorance

Derived Forms

ˈblissfully adverb
ˈblissfulness noun

Example Sentences Including 'blissfully'

Accommodation is pricey and for around £100 a night you will get a room in a blissfully homely inn with friendly owners.
Glasgow Herald (2002)
Better still, maybe you know someone who is and remains blissfully unaware of the fact.
Misc (1995)
Checking into Youth Hostels, chatting only to each other, blissfully happy.
Will Buckley THE MAN WHO HATED FOOTBALL (2004)
I mean, they looked very much themselves, as you'd expect men who were blissfully happy to be, but... something was missing.
Robert Wilson A DARKENING STAIN (2002)
Live at the Horseshoe, they pumped it all up to blissfully ecstatic levels.
Toronto Sun (2003)
The kiddies were all blissfully asleep in the empty hearth, curled round one another like puppies.
Christina Jones TICKLED PINK (2002)
Today, it can blissfully ignore the underemployed and say that we have over 250 million self-employed in the country.
Business Today (2001)
Trinity was under the table now and rubbing himself against my leg; blissfully unaware of life's darker realities.
Pritchard, John Night Sisters
Well the lady herself boasted in all her interviews about how blissfully happy she was.
Sun, News of the World (2001)

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