Definition of ecstatic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪkˈstætɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈstætɪk//
Excitement, Happiness
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very happy, excited and enthusiastic; feeling or showing great enthusiasm synonym delighted Sally was ecstatic about her new job. ecstatic applause/praise/reviews He gave an ecstatic sigh of happiness. Synonymsexcitedecstatic 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 the holiday.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 with the thrill of success.euphoric very happy and excited, but usually only for a short time:My euphoric mood could not last.rapturous expressing extreme pleasure or enthusiasm:He was greeted with rapturous applause.exhilarated happy and excited, especially after physical activity:She felt exhilarated with the speed.Patterns to 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 See related entries: Excitement, Happiness Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French extatique, from Greek ekstatikos, based on ek- ‘out’ + histanai ‘to place’.Extra examples Martin was not exactly ecstatic at the news. a strange kind of ecstatic death by drowning an ecstatic vision of God their brief but ecstatic honeymoon
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