adjective \ek-ˈsta-tik, ik-ˈsta-\

: very happy or excited : feeling or showing ecstasy

Full Definition of ECSTATIC

:  of, relating to, or marked by ecstasy
ec·stat·i·cal·ly \-ˈsta-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of ECSTATIC

  1. He was ecstatic when he heard that he was going to be a father.
  2. <a football player who was ecstatic upon receiving a full athletic scholarship to the college of his choice>
  3. 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

Origin of ECSTATIC

Medieval Latin ecstaticus, from Greek ekstatikos, from existanai (see ecstasy)
First Known Use: 1590


noun \ek-ˈsta-tik, ik-ˈsta-\

Definition of ECSTATIC

:  one that is subject to ecstasies

Origin of ECSTATIC

(see 1ecstatic)
First Known Use: 1659


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