rapturous

  • 1 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

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

    Law dictionary

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

    Etymology dictionary

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 rapturous — adjective Nelson Mandela received a rapturous welcome in London Syn: ecstatic, joyful, elated, euphoric, enraptured, on cloud nine, in seventh heaven, transported, enchanted, blissful, happy; enthusiastic, delighted, thrilled, overjoyed, rapt;… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 rapturous — UK [ˈræptʃərəs] / US adjective showing great happiness or excitement rapturous applause Derived word: rapturously adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 14 rapturous — rap•tur•ous [[t]ˈræp tʃər əs[/t]] adj. 1) feeling or manifesting ecstatic joy or delight 2) characterized by or expressive of such rapture: rapturous praise[/ex] • Etymology: 1670–80 rap′tur•ous•ly, adv. rap′tur•ous•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 rapturous — /ˈræptʃərəs/ (say rapchuhruhs) adjective 1. full of, feeling, or manifesting ecstatic joy or delight. 2. characterised by, attended with, or expressive of, such rapture: rapturous surprise. –rapturously, adverb –rapturousness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 rapturous — adjective see rapture I …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 rapturous — Synonyms and related words: bursting with happiness, carried away, delighted, ecstatic, elate, elated, enchanted, enraptured, enravished, entranced, euphoric, exalted, exultant, flushed, freaked out, high, imparadised, in ecstasies, in heaven, in …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 rapturous — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. ecstatic, enchanted, delighted; see happy 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 rapturous — rap·tur·ous || ræptʃərÉ™s adj. joyful, ecstatic, blissful …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 rapturous — adjective feeling or showing great pleasure or enthusiasm. Derivatives rapturously adverb rapturousness noun …

    English new terms dictionary