Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Marked by or expressing ecstasy.
  • adj. Being in a state of ecstasy; joyful or enraptured.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Feeling or characterized by ecstasy.
  • adj. Extremely happy.
  • n. Transports of delight; words or actions performed in a state of ecstasy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or caused by, ecstasy or excessive emotion; of the nature, or in a state, of ecstasy
  • adj. Delightful beyond measure; rapturous; ravishing.
  • n. An enthusiast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or resulting from ecstasy; entrancing; overpowering.
  • Affected by ecstasy; enraptured; entranced.
  • n. One subject to ecstasies or raptures; an extravagant enthusiast.
  • n. plural Ecstasy; rapturous emotion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. feeling great rapture or delight

Etymologies

French extatique, from Greek ekstatikos, from ekstasis, distraction; see ecstasy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • This ecstatically inspired communication, which I call ecstatic talk or n|om talk, shakes and tunes the mind, clearing it from distracting influences and opening a connection to spirited creative expression.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • Show this in ecstatic glimpses, as when mists upon a hill

    City and Village

  • Leaving aside the inevitable demonising of the military, large corporations and industry, the lionising of noble savages in ecstatic pantheistic harmony with their computer game vegetation – all of which are irritating enough in their own right – the dialogue was so mind-numbingly trite, it make Titanic look like Proust.

    James Cameron, Avatar Aeolist « Anglican Samizdat

  • Ari Roth writes on the Theater J blog: But the main reason for my waxing ecstatic is the performance last night of Swiss film and stage star, Grazziella Rossi, in the duet for actress and saxophone, the monodrama SABINA SPIELREIN, running for one more night — tonight — at Theater J. Check out this amazing [...]

    2008 February 19 « The Blog at 16th and Q

  • But the main reason for my waxing ecstatic is the performance last night of Swiss film and stage star, Grazziella Rossi, in the duet for actress and saxophone, the monodrama SABINA SPIELREIN, running for one more night — tonight — at Theater J.

    Spend Tuesday night with Sabrina « The Blog at 16th and Q

  • Regarding Camby, Dunleavy said: ` ` I was ecstatic from the standpoint that even thought he has been out a while, he was able to come in and make some good passes and play good defensively. ''

    USATODAY.com

  • Up to 10,000 people a day have been flocking to a Florida baseball stadium to lose themselves in ecstatic music and appeal to Bentley for divine healing, which the T-shirted, bling-wearing redhead sometimes offers by kneeing the sick in the stomach or kicking them with his biker boots and shouting “Bam!”

    Todd Bentley proves divisive for Christians

  • Clearly, Olema residents tolerated inefficient daily negotiations over cash expenditures, the absence of a formal leader, and the friction caused by the nonmonogamy principle, because they judged that keeping structure to a minimum would hasten the day when the world's people would live perpetually in ecstatic communion.

    Manhood in the Age of Aquarius: Masculinity in Two Countercultural Communities, 1965–83

  • The word ecstatic doesn't do justice to the way people felt that triumphant night.

    Elizabeth Dwoskin: From a West Bank Jail to the Governor's Mansion: How One Judge Weighed a Popular Imam's Suspicious Past

  • What makes me ecstatic is being able to do stuff for my family and provide opportunities and room for them to explore their creativity too.

    inkblurt · vocation vs. calling, and the music in my head

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