Adjective "ecstatic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ɪkˈstatɪk//ɛkˈstatɪk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Feeling or expressing overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement.
  1. 'He walked up to the table with a smile, and seemed excessively ecstatic to find her.'
  2. 'Shaun was ecstatic to hear about the wedding.'
  3. 'She grins at the sight of me, positively ecstatic at how beautifully I had cleaned up.'
  4. 'The French talk in almost ecstatic terms about the spine of the team being restored.'
  5. 'Here's how ecstatic Boston fans got the news from their morning paper.'
  6. 'I received just over 200 for the last chapter, which made me ecstatic.'
  7. 'He didn't want to scare her, but her reaction made him ecstatic.'
  8. 'I'd been, if not exactly ecstatic, at least content with my lot.'
  9. 'I'm absolutely ecstatic at having the opportunity to learn from a professional cheerleader.'
  10. 'And when the game finally became available over the Internet last year, fans were ecstatic.'
Involving an experience of mystic self-transcendence.
  1. 'Are the people who experience ecstatic religious states just having a really good trip?'
  2. 'Indigenous religions are big on this; all those ecstatic dances of the shaman are essentially the same experience.'
  3. 'Much of Sufism seems to be focused on trying to raise up that higher self, the ecstatic experience in which you are in union with God.'
  4. 'Perhaps the energy generated by ecstatic dance in worship of the spirits can call the rains to come.'
  5. 'What's odd, however, is the sheer fervour with which he's using them, eyes blazing, grinning like a devotee of a particularly ecstatic religious cult.'
  6. 'While he does eventually renew his belief in the Lord it comes as a result of resolving family conflicts and not an ecstatic vision of the Lord.'

noun

A person subject to mystical experiences.
  1. 'Intransigent towards ecstatics, sarcastic towards Catholics, intractable towards heretics, Calvinism participated unwittingly in the disenchantment of the world.'
  2. 'A song by the American rap group Cypress Hill accompanied an exquisitely edited video - this was the artist's first excursion into the medium - of a belly dancer and Sufi ecstatics dancing at a moulid (religious celebration).'

Definitions

1. of, relating to, or characterized by ecstasy or a state of sudden, intense, overpowering emotion: an ecstatic frenzy; ecstatic cheering for the winning team.

2. subject to or in a state of ecstasy; full of joy; rapturous: They are absolutely ecstatic about their new baby. noun

3. a person subject to fits of ecstasy: The author, a known ecstatic, could write only in fits of rage or glee.

More examples(as adjective)

"welcomes can be ecstatic to things."

"people can be ecstatic about gases."

"supporters can be ecstatic over victories."

"strategists can be ecstatic at prospects."

"places can be ecstatic about plans."

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