1) ADJ-GRADED A blissful situation or period of time is one in which you are extremely happy.

We spent a blissful week together...

There's just nothing more blissful than lying by that pool.

Derived words:
blissfully [[t]blɪ̱sfʊli[/t]] ADV-GRADED ADV adj, ADV after v

We're blissfully happy...

The summer passed blissfully.

2) ADJ: ADJ n If someone is in blissful ignorance of something unpleasant or serious, they are totally unaware of it.

Many country parishes were still living in blissful ignorance of the post-war crime wave.

Derived words:
blissfully ADV usu ADV adj, also ADV before v

At first, he was blissfully unaware of the conspiracy against him.

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  • blissful — UK [ˈblɪsf(ə)l] / US [ˈblɪsfəl] adjective giving you great pleasure a deep blissful sleep • blissful ignorance Derived word: blissfully adverb They were still blissfully unaware of what had happened …   English dictionary

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