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rapturous

[rap-cher-uh s] /ˈræp tʃər əs/
adjective
1.
full of, feeling, or manifesting ecstatic joy or delight.
2.
characterized by, attended with, or expressive of such rapture:
rapturous praise.
Origin of rapturous
1670-1680
First recorded in 1670-80; rapture + -ous
Related forms
rapturously, adverb
rapturousness, noun
unrapturous, adjective
unrapturously, adverb
unrapturousness, noun
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  • Once more he pressed his lips to her hand, and kissed it rapturously.

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
  • "I don't feel as if I'd ever want to go to sleep," she said rapturously.

    Miss Pat at School

    Pemberton Ginther
  • They had left each other several times, but how rapturously they had returned.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • Mendel seized the preceptor's hand and kissed it rapturously.

    Rabbi and Priest

    Milton Goldsmith
  • "He is going to stay a while longer," he informed her, rapturously.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • She raised a fold of the gown and breathed in rapturously that homy perfume.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
  • Meanwhile, we must pay some attention to the words of which they speak so rapturously.

    A Handful of Stars Frank W. Boreham
  • This pair was so evidently and rapturously content that they diffused their own atmosphere.

    Jewel Weed

    Alice Ames Winter
British Dictionary definitions for rapturously

rapturous

/ˈræptʃərəs/
adjective
1.
experiencing or manifesting ecstatic joy or delight
Derived Forms
rapturously, adverb
rapturousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for rapturously

rapturous

adj.

1670s, from rapture + -ous. Related: Rapturously (1660s).

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