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Bliss vs. Bless: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on October 4, 2023
Bliss refers to a state of perfect happiness, while Bless means to consecrate something with a prayer.

Key Differences

Bliss is often affiliated with a serene state of contentment, a personal experience that brings joy and satisfaction. Conversely, Bless typically conveys a sort of sanctification, a verb demonstrating an action or intention to invoke divine favor upon someone or something.
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Oct 04, 2023
Bliss, a noun, usually indicates a peak of happiness or joy, possibly spiritual in nature. On the other hand, Bless indicates an action of bestowing favor or approval, frequently having a religious connotation, showing that the two words engage in distinctive roles within a sentence.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 04, 2023
Bliss points toward a state, often used to describe a pinnacle of happiness, sometimes so immense it is beyond words. In contrast, Bless is more active, a verb that demonstrates the bestowing of positive energy or prayers toward someone, signifying a variance in not only meaning but grammatical usage as well.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 04, 2023
Bliss carries connotations sometimes associated with enlightenment or a transcendent state of being. Bless, however, generally leans towards an interplay of well-wishing and actualizing positive intent towards another person or an object, suggesting that it plays a more interpersonal role.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 04, 2023
Bliss tends to remain more secular if not employed in a spiritual context, illustrating a universal, accessible state of happiness. Bless tends to maintain a degree of spiritual or divine interaction, often engaging with a higher power or authority in its application, indicating divergent thematic use.
Janet White
Oct 04, 2023
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Comparison Chart

Part of Speech

Noun
Verb
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Meaning

A state of complete happiness
To confer divine favor upon
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Usage in a Sentence

Experiencing joy and satisfaction
Bestowing positive energy or prayer
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Possible Connotations

Often related to spiritual enlightenment
Primarily linked with religious actions
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Synonyms

Joy, happiness, delight
Consecrate, hallow, sanctify
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Oct 04, 2023
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Bliss and Bless Definitions

Bliss

Perfect contentment;
Living without worries is true bliss.
Janet White
Oct 04, 2023

Bless

To make holy by religious rite;
The priest will bless the bread.
Harlon Moss
Oct 04, 2023

Bliss

Spiritual joy;
Attaining nirvana is a form of ultimate bliss.
Janet White
Oct 04, 2023

Bless

To endow with a positive quality;
Nature can bless us with rain.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 04, 2023

Bliss

Euphoric state;
The stunning sunset brought me unexpected bliss.
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Oct 04, 2023

Bless

To praise or glorify;
We bless the name of the Almighty.
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Oct 04, 2023

Bliss

A state of complete happiness;
The birth of her child was pure bliss.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 04, 2023

Bless

To make holy by religious rite; sanctify
The clergy blessed the site for the new monastery.
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Jan 28, 2023

Bliss

A joyful experience;
Their wedding day was absolute bliss.
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Oct 04, 2023

Bless

To invoke divine favor upon
The bishop blessed the fishing fleet.
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Jan 28, 2023

Bliss

Extreme happiness; ecstasy.
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Bless

To make the sign of the cross over
She knelt and blessed herself.
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Bliss

The ecstasy of salvation; spiritual joy.
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Bless

To honor as holy; glorify
Bless the Lord.
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Bliss

Perfect happiness.
The afternoon at the spa was utter bliss.
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Bless

To confer well-being or prosperity on
They were blessed with a baby girl.
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Jan 28, 2023

Bliss

Orig., blithesomeness; gladness; now, the highest degree of happiness; blessedness; exalted felicity; heavenly joy.
An then at last our blissFull and perfect is.
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Bless

To endow, as with talent
He was blessed with a photographic memory.
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Bliss

A state of extreme happiness
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Bless

To make something holy by religious rite, sanctify.
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Bless

To make the sign of the cross upon, so as to sanctify.
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Bless

To invoke divine favor upon.
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Bless

To honor as holy, glorify; to extol for excellence.
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Bless

To esteem or account happy; to felicitate.
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Bless

(obsolete) To wave; to brandish.
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Bless

To turn (a reference) into an object.
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Bless

To secure, defend, or prevent from.
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Bless

Used as an expression of endearment, gratitude, or (ironically) belittlement.
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Bless

To make or pronounce holy; to consecrate
And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it.
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Bless

To make happy, blithesome, or joyous; to confer prosperity or happiness upon; to grant divine favor to.
The quality of mercy is . . . twice blest;It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
It hath pleased thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue forever before thee.
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Bless

To express a wish or prayer for the happiness of; to invoke a blessing upon; - applied to persons.
Bless them which persecute you.
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Bless

To invoke or confer beneficial attributes or qualities upon; to invoke or confer a blessing on, - as on food.
Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them.
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Jan 28, 2023

Bless

To make the sign of the cross upon; to cross (one's self).
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Bless

To guard; to keep; to protect.
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Bless

To praise, or glorify; to extol for excellences.
Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
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Bless

To esteem or account happy; to felicitate.
The nations shall bless themselves in him.
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Bless

To wave; to brandish.
And burning blades about their heads do bless.
Round his armed head his trenchant blade he blest.
To bless the doors from nightly harm.
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Jan 28, 2023

Bless

Give a benediction to;
The dying man blessed his son
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Bless

Confer prosperity or happiness on
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Bless

Make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
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Bless

Render holy by means of religious rites
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Bless

To confer well-wishes;
Bless you, my child, in your endeavors.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 04, 2023

Bless

To protect by spiritual power;
May God bless and protect you.
Harlon Moss
Oct 04, 2023

FAQs

What does Bliss mean?

A state of perfect happiness.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 04, 2023

Can Bliss have a spiritual connotation?

Yes, especially in certain contexts.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 04, 2023

What part of speech is Bless?

Verb.
Sara Rehman
Oct 04, 2023

What part of speech is Bliss?

Noun.
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Can Bliss be used as a verb?

No, Bliss is typically used as a noun.
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Is Bless always used in a positive sense?

Generally, yes.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 04, 2023

What is a synonym for Bliss?

Joy.
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Can Bliss be used to describe a temporary state?

Yes, it can be fleeting or lasting.
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Oct 04, 2023

Can Bliss describe a physical sensation?

Yes, like "The cool water was bliss."
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Oct 04, 2023

Can you use Bless without religious intent?

Yes, it can express general goodwill.
Janet White
Oct 04, 2023

Is Bliss always related to an event?

No, it can describe a state or feeling.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 04, 2023

What does Bless mean?

To confer divine favor upon or to wish well.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 04, 2023

Can Bless be used in a non-religious context?

Yes, it can be general well-wishing.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 04, 2023

Provide an antonym for Bless.

Curse.
Janet White
Oct 04, 2023

Can Bless be used as a noun?

Yes, in a derivative form as a blessing.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 04, 2023

Provide an example of Bliss.

"His smile was pure bliss."
Harlon Moss
Oct 04, 2023

Is Bless related to religious practices?

Often, but not exclusively.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 04, 2023

Can Bless be used to describe an action towards objects?

Yes, like blessing food.
Janet White
Oct 04, 2023

Can Bliss and Bless be used together?

Yes, e.g., "The blessed day was blissful."
Janet White
Oct 04, 2023

Can Bliss be negative?

Typically not, it’s associated with positive feelings.
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Oct 04, 2023
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