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.
- 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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How to use ecstatic in a sentence
Coles grew up going to the polls with her parents and was ecstatic about the day that she would get to vote herself.
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 | Lizzie Crocker | November 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I was ecstatically prepared to have this setup revolutionize my reporting.The (So Far) Failed Promise of Electronic Medical Records | | January 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Michael Medved | February 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He once told Vanity Fair that hearing strangers ecstatically shout his name is downright embarrassing.
"Oh," cried Betty, hugging Amy ecstatically, simply because she happened to be the nearest one to hug.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle | Laura Lee Hope
Ikey exclaimed ecstatically, whereupon the other boys looked daggers at him, for the basket-making was kept a profound secret.The Story of the Big Front Door | Mary Finley Leonard
As for Laura, she threw her arms about Dick Prescott's neck, embracing him ecstatically, too overjoyed at first to speak.Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants | H. Irving Hancock
“I could just worship you, Colonel,” cried the little American, ecstatically.The Mystery of a Turkish Bath | E.M. Gollan (AKA Rita)
"Eat her up," said Rosy Posy, who was ecstatically gazing at her beautiful big sister.Marjorie's Busy Days | Carolyn Wells
British Dictionary definitions for ecstatic
in a trancelike state of great rapture or delight
showing or feeling great enthusiasm: ecstatic applause
a person who has periods of intense trancelike joy
- ecstatically, adverb
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