ecstatic

  • 1 Ecstatic — Ec*stat ic, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ?: cf. F. extatique. See {Ecstasy}, n.] 1. Pertaining to, or caused by, ecstasy or excessive emotion; of the nature, or in a state, of ecstasy; as, ecstatic gaze; ecstatic trance. [1913 Webster] This ecstatic fit of… …

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  • 2 ecstatic — 1590s, mystically absorbed, stupefied, from Gk. ekstatikos unstable, from ekstasis (see ECSTATIC (Cf. ecstatic)). Meaning characterized by intense emotions is from 1660s, now usually pleasurable ones, but not originally always so. Related:… …

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  • 3 Ecstatic — Ec*stat ic, n. An enthusiast. [R.] Gauden. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 ecstatic — adjective approving, beatific, beside oneself, blissful, carried away, delighted, delirious with joy, dithyrambic, elated, elevated, emotional, enchanted, enraptured, enthusiastic, entranced, excited, exultant, felicitous, full of feeling, glad,… …

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  • 5 ecstatic — [adj] very happy, blissful athrill, beatific, crazy, delirious, dreamy, elated, enraptured, enthusiastic, entranced, euphoric, fervent, floating, flying high*, frenzied, gone*, high*, in exaltation, in seventh heaven*, joyful, joyous, mad, on… …

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  • 6 ecstatic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ feeling or characterized by ecstasy. ► NOUN ▪ a person who is subject to mystical experiences. DERIVATIVES ecstatically adverb …

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  • 7 ecstatic — [ek stat′ik, ikstat′ik] adj. [ML ecstaticus < Gr ekstatikos] 1. of, having the nature of, or characterized by ecstasy 2. causing, or caused by, ecstasy 3. subject to ecstasy ecstatically adv …

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  • 8 ecstatic — [[t]ekstæ̱tɪk[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you are ecstatic, you feel very happy and full of excitement. His wife gave birth to their first child, and he was ecstatic about it... They were greeted by the cheers of an ecstatic crowd. Syn: delirious… …

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  • 9 ecstatic — adj. ecstatic about, at, over (ecstatic at being selected) * * * [ɪk stætɪk] at over (ecstatic at being selected) ecstatic about …

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  • 10 ecstatic — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look ▪ become ADVERB ▪ absolutely, positively ▪ not …

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  • 11 ecstatic — ec|stat|ic [ıkˈstætık, ek ] adj 1.) feeling extremely happy and excited ▪ an ecstatic welcome from the thousands who lined the streets 2.) ecstatic review/praise/applause a ↑review (=an opinion about a film, play etc that appears in a newspaper… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 ecstatic — adj. & n. adj. 1 in a state of ecstasy. 2 very enthusiastic or excited (was ecstatic about his new job). 3 producing ecstasy; sublime (an ecstatic embrace). n. a person subject to (usu. religious) ecstasy. Derivatives: ecstatically adv. Etymology …

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  • 13 ecstatic — adjective 1 feeling extremely happy and excited: an ecstatic welcome from the thousands who lined the streets 2 in a state in which you are having a powerful religious experience ecstatically / kli/ adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 ecstatic — adjective the news of Sophie s safe return made them ecstatic Syn: enraptured, elated, in raptures, euphoric, rapturous, joyful, overjoyed, blissful; on cloud nine, in seventh heaven, beside oneself with joy, jumping for joy, delighted, thrilled …

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  • 15 ecstatic — /ɛkˈstætɪk/ (say ek statik) adjective 1. of, relating to, or characterised by ecstasy. 2. subject to or in a state of ecstasy; transported; rapturous. –noun 3. someone subject to fits of ecstasy: *the trees waved their arms like ecstatics, and… …

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  • 16 ecstatic — I. adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin ecstaticus, from Greek ekstatikos, from existanai Date: 1590 of, relating to, or marked by ecstasy • ecstatically adverb II. noun Date: 1659 one that is subject to ecstasies …

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  • 17 ecstatic — ecstatically, adv. /ek stat ik/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by ecstasy. 2. subject to or in a state of ecstasy; rapturous. n. 3. a person subject to fits of ecstasy. [1620 30; ( < MF extatique) < ML ecstaticus < Gk ekstatikós,… …

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  • 18 ecstatic — Relating to or marked by ecstasy …

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  • 19 ecstatic — Synonyms and related words: abandoned, absent, absentminded, absorbed, abstracted, amok, bellowing, bemused, berserk, blissful, bursting with happiness, carried away, castle building, cock a hoop, daydreaming, daydreamy, delighted, delirious,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 ecstatic — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. rapturous, elated, overjoyed, euphoric; see happy 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. rapturous, euphoric, elated, blissful, transported, exalted, ebullient, in heaven, in seventh heaven, overjoyed, thrilled. ANT.:… …

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