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blissfully ignorant

This page is about the collocation blissfully ignorant

collocation pattern: adverb + adjective

Meaning

unaware of something that might sadden or disturb you if you knew about it

For example

  • We sat on the beach, blissfully ignorant of the tsunami racing towards us.

  • Are the rich really so blissfully ignorant of what life's like for the poor, or do they simply not care?

Note:
Similar collocations include "blissfully unaware (of)" and "blissful ignorance"

Quick Quiz

I was blissfully ignorant of my husband's affair. I

a. hadn't realised what he was doing

b. had never experienced bliss before

c. was blissful when I ignored his affair

Contributor: Matt Errey