- 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 ecstatically
One expects that an ecstatically rendered sex scene would follow, but their first night together is only tacitly referenced.Hell Hath No Fury Like Valerie Trierweiler, the French President’s Ex
November 28, 2014
I was ecstatically prepared to have this setup revolutionize my reporting.The (So Far) Failed Promise of Electronic Medical Records
January 21, 2013
I spoke to Ann after her ecstatically received address and she was less than amused.CPAC’s Enthusiastic Crowd Polled for Romney and Cheered for Palin
February 13, 2012
In the rose-red of her fair face he read, ecstatically, his answer.The Genius
Margaret Horton Potter
She seized Belle's arm and hugged it ecstatically against her side.The Galaxy Primes
Edward Elmer Smith
"It must be the Lord-Lieutenant," said Mrs. Gregg ecstatically.General John Regan
George A. Birmingham
"I just love to skate with you, Nan," sighed Bess ecstatically.Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp
Annie Roe Carr
Lily dreamed of it, ecstatically: England was no good to her now.The Bill-Toppers
- 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 ecstatically
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.