Origin of ecstatic
Examples from the Web for ecstatic
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.‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Filmmaker James Gunn on His Glorious Space Opera and Rise to the A-List|Marlow Stern|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.Why Is It Cool to Hate Coldplay? A First Listen of New Album ‘Ghost Stories’|Andrew Romano|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Salinger was ecstatic, believing, as Slawenski puts it, that "he had finally won the recognition he so frantically craved."What the Leaked J.D. Salinger Stories Reveal About the Author|Andrew Romano|November 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But the time for ecstatic pathos had altogether passed away before he rode in at that portal.The Bertrams|Anthony Trollope
It was an ecstatic experience, a fairy pageant, a supernal revelation of an enchanted landscape.A Modern Buccaneer|Rolf Boldrewood
And yet she could be ecstatic in the arms of that perfect ass!Mr. Prohack|E. Arnold Bennett
But they were suddenly drawn from their ecstatic state by a change about them.The Dream|Emile Zola
Nature stood on tiptoe, ready for carnival, waiting for the opening measures of the ecstatic music of life's renewal.Out of the Ashes|Ethel Watts Mumford
1590s, "mystically absorbed, stupefied," from Greek ekstatikos "unstable," from ekstasis (see ecstatic). Meaning "characterized by intense emotions" is from 1660s, now usually pleasurable ones, but not originally always so. Related: Ecstatical; ecstatically.