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Definition of ecstatic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1very happy, excited, and enthusiastic; feeling or showing great enthusiasm synonym delighted
  2. 2 Sally was ecstatic about her new job. ecstatic applause/praise/reviews He gave an ecstatic sigh of happiness. Thesaurusexcitedecstatic elated euphoric rapturous exhilaratedThese words all describe feeling or showing happiness and enthusiasm.excited feeling or showing happiness and enthusiasm:The kids were excited about their vacation plans.ecstatic very happy, excited, and enthusiastic; showing this enthusiasm:Sally was ecstatic about her new job.elated happy and excited because of something good that has happened or will happen:I was elated to learn of their engagement.euphoric very happy and excited, but usually only for a short time:I was euphoric after hearing the news.rapturous expressing extreme pleasure or enthusiasm:He was greeted with rapturous applause.exhilarated happy and excited, especially after physical activity:I felt exhilarated after a morning of skiing.Patterns to be/feel excited/elated/euphoric/exhilarated to be excited/ecstatic/elated/euphoric at something to be excited/ecstatic/elated about something to be excited/elated/exhilarated by something to be ecstatic/elated/exhilarated with something
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adverb For a time, we were ecstatically happy.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ecstatic