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[ ek-stat-ik ]


  1. of, relating to, or characterized by ecstasy or a state of sudden, intense, overpowering emotion:

    an ecstatic frenzy;

    ecstatic cheering for the winning team.

  2. subject to or in a state of ecstasy; full of joy; rapturous:

    They are absolutely ecstatic about their new baby.


  1. a person subject to fits of ecstasy:

    The author, a known ecstatic, could write only in fits of rage or glee.


/ ɛkˈstætɪk /


  1. in a trancelike state of great rapture or delight
  2. showing or feeling great enthusiasm

    ecstatic applause


  1. a person who has periods of intense trancelike joy

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Derived Forms

  • ecˈstatically, adverb

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Other Words From

  • ec·stati·cal·ly adverb
  • nonec·static adjective
  • nonec·stati·cal·ly adverb
  • unec·static adjective
  • unec·stati·cal·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ecstatic1

First recorded in 1620–30; from Middle French extatique, and Medieval Latin ecstaticus, from Greek ekstatikós, derivative of ecstasy + -ic ( def )

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Example Sentences

A few years later, they would team up to create the world’s foremost hip-hop duo with Watch the Throne, touring to ecstatic fans all over the world.

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Which is that there’s a lot of us who would be ecstatic if bioinformatics could … lead to proving a crime straight out of a Michael Crichton novel.

Boys you hadn’t seen in months, over a year really, were ecstatic to see each other.

In 2018, he posted a video of his ecstatic, jumping up-and-down students opening up their reading group “acceptance” letters that resembled college acceptance letters.

Fourteen-year-old Neha Dashrath was ecstatic when the pizza arrived.

They were ecstatic, but there is still this sense of, “What does he do again?”

To say that James Gunn is ecstatic is a vast understatement.

And it has spurred a near-ecstatic state among the faithful.

Face-painted, ecstatic crowds crammed in arenas across the country.

The daft, ecstatic EDM stomper “A Sky Full of Stars,” meanwhile, seemed destined for club ubiquity.

At last she had fallen asleep and dreamed ecstatic dreams about diamond necklaces and thousand franc notes.

There is no question as to the ecstatic, nay frenzied state many of them attained.

Scientists on the moon—being as singleminded as scientists anywhere—became ecstatic.

He discovers that no amount of austerities will extinguish desire, or produce ecstatic contemplation.

His return in the spring still filled him with ecstatic joy for a short time.