rapturous
adjective see rapture I

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  • Rapturous — Rap tur*ous ( [u^]s), a. Ecstatic; transporting; ravishing; feeling, expressing, or manifesting rapture; as, rapturous joy, pleasure, or delight; rapturous applause. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rapturous — index ecstatic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • rapturous — 1670s, from RAPTURE (Cf. rapture) + OUS (Cf. ous). Related: Rapturously (1660s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • rapturous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ characterized by, feeling or expressing great pleasure or enthusiasm. DERIVATIVES rapturously adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • rapturous — [[t]ræ̱ptʃərəs[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A rapturous feeling or reaction is one of extreme happiness or enthusiasm. [JOURNALISM] The students gave him a rapturous welcome... Pope John Paul received a rapturous reception when he visited East Timor...… …   English dictionary

  • rapturous — rap|tu|rous [ˈræptʃərəs] adj [usually before noun] expressing great happiness or admiration used especially in news reports ▪ She was greeted with rapturous applause . rapturous reception/welcome ▪ He was given a rapturous welcome.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rapturous — adjective formal expressing great happiness or admiration: the audience leapt to their feet in rapturous applause | A rapturous reception awaited the winning team. rapturously adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rapturous — rapturously, adv. rapturousness, n. /rap cheuhr euhs/, adj. 1. full of, feeling, or manifesting ecstatic joy or delight. 2. characterized by, attended with, or expressive of such rapture: rapturous praise. [1670 80; RAPTURE + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • rapturous — adjective /ˈɹæp.tʃjɜː(ɹ).ʌs,ˈɹæp.tʃɚ.ɹʌs/ The state or condition of being full of rapture The rapturous emotions on the pulpit See Also: rapture, rapturously …   Wiktionary

  • rapturous — adj. Rapturous is used with these nouns: ↑applause, ↑reception, ↑welcome …   Collocations dictionary

  • rapturous — rap|tur|ous [ ræptʃərəs ] adjective showing great happiness: rapturous applause ╾ rap|tur|ous|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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