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ecstatic

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adjective ec·stat·ic \ek-ˈsta-tik, ik-ˈsta-\

Simple Definition of ecstatic

  • : very happy or excited : feeling or showing ecstasy

Full Definition of ecstatic

  1. :  of, relating to, or marked by ecstasy

ec·stat·i·cal·ly play \-ˈsta-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of ecstatic

  1. A few religious denominations—Pentecostalism, for example—still offer a collective ecstatic experience, as did rock culture at its height. But the ecstatic religions tend to be marginal, and rock has been tamed for commercial consumption … —Barbara Ehrenreich, Civilization, June/July 2000

  2. … in dietary terms we are veritable troglodytes (which, speaking personally, is all right by me). I think this explains a lot, not least my expanding sense of dismay as the waiter bombarded us with ecstatic descriptions of roulades, ratatouilles, empanadas, langostinos … and goodness knows what else. —Bill Bryson, I'm a Stranger Here Myself, 1999

  3. He was ecstatic when he heard that he was going to be a father.

  4. <a football player who was ecstatic upon receiving a full athletic scholarship to the college of his choice>



Origin of ecstatic

Medieval Latin ecstaticus, from Greek ekstatikos, from existanai (see ecstasy)


First Known Use: 1590


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ecstatic

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noun ec·stat·ic \ek-ˈsta-tik, ik-ˈsta-\

Definition of ecstatic

  1. :  one that is subject to ecstasies



Origin of ecstatic

(see 1ecstatic)


First Known Use: 1659


ECSTATIC Defined for Kids

ecstatic

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adjective ec·stat·ic \ek-ˈsta-tik\

Definition of ecstatic

  1. :  very happy or excited





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