rapturous

[ rap-cher-uh s ]
/ ˈræp tʃər əs /

adjective

full of, feeling, or manifesting ecstatic joy or delight.
characterized by, attended with, or expressive of such rapture: rapturous praise.

Nearby words

  1. raptorial,
  2. rapture,
  3. rapture of the deep,
  4. raptured,
  5. raptures,
  6. rapturously,
  7. raptus,
  8. rar,
  9. rara avis,
  10. rare

Origin of rapturous

First recorded in 1670–80; rapture + -ous

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for rapturously

rapturous

/ (ˈræptʃərəs) /

adjective

experiencing or manifesting ecstatic joy or delight
Derived Formsrapturously, adverbrapturousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for rapturously

rapturous

adj.

1670s, from rapture + -ous. Related: Rapturously (1660s).

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