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[rap-cher-uh s]
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  1. full of, feeling, or manifesting ecstatic joy or delight.
  2. characterized by, attended with, or expressive of such rapture: rapturous praise.
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Origin of rapturous

First recorded in 1670–80; rapture + -ous
Related formsrap·tur·ous·ly, adverbrap·tur·ous·ness, nounun·rap·tur·ous, adjectiveun·rap·tur·ous·ly, adverbun·rap·tur·ous·ness, noun
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Related Words for rapturously

warmly, passionately, respectfully, zealously, earnestly, reverently, longingly, affectionately, admiringly, fondly, willingly, cordially, freely, heartily, readily, cheerfully, cheerily, enthusiastically, gratefully, gleefully

Examples from the Web for rapturously

Contemporary Examples of rapturously

Historical Examples of rapturously

  • Once more he pressed his lips to her hand, and kissed it rapturously.

    Lord Kilgobbin

    Charles Lever

  • "I don't feel as if I'd ever want to go to sleep," she said rapturously.

    Miss Pat at School

    Pemberton Ginther

  • They had left each other several times, but how rapturously they had returned.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • Mendel seized the preceptor's hand and kissed it rapturously.

    Rabbi and Priest

    Milton Goldsmith

  • "He is going to stay a while longer," he informed her, rapturously.

British Dictionary definitions for rapturously


  1. experiencing or manifesting ecstatic joy or delight
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Derived Formsrapturously, adverbrapturousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for rapturously



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

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