- of, relating to, or characterized by ecstasy or a state of sudden, intense, overpowering emotion: an ecstatic frenzy; ecstatic cheering for the winning team.
- subject to or in a state of ecstasy; full of joy; rapturous: They are absolutely ecstatic about their new baby.
- a person subject to fits of ecstasy: The author, a known ecstatic, could write only in fits of rage or glee.
Origin of ecstatic
Examples from the Web for ecstatic
They were ecstatic, but there is still this sense of, “What does he do again?”Richard Blanco’s Gay Latino Poet Survival Kit
October 8, 2014
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
August 3, 2014
Face-painted, ecstatic crowds crammed in arenas across the country.It’s Time to Rip the Money Out of the NCAA
April 1, 2014
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’
March 26, 2014
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
November 30, 2013
No lawful passion can ever be so bewildering or ecstatic as an unlawful one.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
But they were suddenly drawn from their ecstatic state by a change about them.The Dream
Already have I an ecstatic answer, as I may call it, to my letter.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
The man indeed at times is all upon the ecstatic; one of his phrases.Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
Rhetors and sham-erudites are ecstatic about Burnside's conduct.Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
- in a trancelike state of great rapture or delight
- showing or feeling great enthusiasmecstatic applause
- a person who has periods of intense trancelike joy
Word Origin and History for ecstatic
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.