ecstatic

[ ek-stat-ik ]
/ ɛkˈstæt ɪk /

adjective

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.

noun

a person subject to fits of ecstasy: The author, a known ecstatic, could write only in fits of rage or glee.

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Origin of ecstatic

1620–30; (<Middle French extatique) <Medieval Latin ecstaticus<Greek ekstatikós, equivalent to ek-ec- + statikósstatic. See ecstasy

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ecstatic
/ (ɛkˈstætɪk) /

adjective

in a trancelike state of great rapture or delight
showing or feeling great enthusiasmecstatic applause

noun

a person who has periods of intense trancelike joy

Derived forms of ecstatic

ecstatically, adverb
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