Simple Definition of ecstatic
: very happy or excited : feeling or showing ecstasy
Examples of ecstatic
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
… 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
He was ecstatic when he heard that he was going to be a father.
<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
Rhymes with ecstatic
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