blissful ignorance

a state in which you do not know about something unpleasant or worrying, so it does not make you unhappy

Joe's parents remained in blissful ignorance of his plans to leave home.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • blissful ignorance — phrase a state in which you do not know about something unpleasant or worrying, so it does not make you unhappy Joe’s parents remained in blissful ignorance of his plans to leave home. Thesaurus: not knowing about somethingsynonym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ignorance — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, total, utter ▪ profound, sheer ▪ This showed a profound ignorance of local customs. ▪ appalling …   Collocations dictionary

  • blissful — [[t]blɪ̱sfʊl[/t]] 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… …   English dictionary

  • ignorance — n. 1) to betray, demonstrate, display, show ignorance 2) abysmal, blatant, crass, profound, total; blissful ignorance 3) ignorance about; of 4) in ignorance of * * * [ ɪgnərəns] blatant blissful ignorance crass demonstrate display. show ignoranc …   Combinatory dictionary

  • blissful — bliss|ful [ blısfəl ] adjective giving you great pleasure: a deep blissful sleep blissful ignorance a state in which you do not know about something unpleasant or worrying, so it does not make you unhappy: Joe s parents remained in blissful… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blissful — adjective Date: 12th century 1. full of, marked by, or causing bliss < a blissful marriage > 2. happily benighted < blissful ignorance > • blissfully adverb • blissfulness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blissful — bliss|ful [ˈblısfəl] adj 1.) extremely happy or enjoyable ▪ blissful sunny days 2.) blissful ignorance a situation in which you do not yet know about something unpleasant >blissfully adv ▪ Jean seems blissfully happy. ▪ blissfully unaware of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blissful — adjective 1 extremely happy or enjoyable: blissful sunny days 2 blissful ignorance a situation in which you do not yet know about something unpleasant blissfully adverb: Jean s now married and blissfully happy …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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

  • blissful — adj. perfectly happy; joyful. Phrases and idioms: blissful ignorance fortunate unawareness of something unpleasant. Derivatives: blissfully adv. blissfulness n …   Useful english dictionary

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