[ ek-stat-ik ]
/ ɛkˈstæt ɪk /


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.

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Origin of ecstatic

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

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British Dictionary definitions for ecstatics (1 of 2)


/ (ɛkˈstætɪks) /

pl n

fits of delight or rapture

British Dictionary definitions for ecstatics (2 of 2)


/ (ɛkˈstætɪk) /


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


a person who has periods of intense trancelike joy

Derived Forms

ecstatically, adverb
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