Definition of ecstatic in English:

ecstatic

adjective

  • 1Feeling or expressing overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement.

    ‘ecstatic fans filled the stadium’
    • ‘He walked up to the table with a smile, and seemed excessively ecstatic to find her.’
    • ‘She giggled, ecstatic to hear from him.’
    • ‘Shaun was ecstatic to hear about the wedding.’
    • ‘They didn't expect that until 2020, so that number makes them ecstatic.’
    • ‘She grins at the sight of me, positively ecstatic at how beautifully I had cleaned up.’
    • ‘All the inmates were ecstatic to hear that, but weren't exactly sure if it was true.’
    • ‘The French talk in almost ecstatic terms about the spine of the team being restored.’
    • ‘When my eyes finally adjusted I was ecstatic with happiness.’
    • ‘Here's how ecstatic Boston fans got the news from their morning paper.’
    • ‘But I hoped he felt the same as I had, ecstatic and bubbling with happiness.’
    • ‘I received just over 200 for the last chapter, which made me ecstatic.’
    • ‘Her two friends had been ecstatic to see her looking so much better.’
    • ‘He didn't want to scare her, but her reaction made him ecstatic.’
    • ‘I was absolutely ecstatic because it was the best shot of the day.’
    • ‘I'd been, if not exactly ecstatic, at least content with my lot.’
    • ‘The ecstatic crowd promptly rose to the occasion showing tremendous enthusiasm and support for the home band.’
    • ‘I'm absolutely ecstatic at having the opportunity to learn from a professional cheerleader.’
    • ‘At the visitor centre, the comments on the building were almost all enthusiastic, even ecstatic.’
    • ‘And when the game finally became available over the Internet last year, fans were ecstatic.’
    • ‘But the kids will be ecstatic, and a happy child often begets a calm vacation.’
    enraptured, elated, transported, in transports, in raptures, euphoric
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  • 2Involving an experience of mystic self-transcendence.

    ‘an ecstatic vision of God’
    • ‘Are the people who experience ecstatic religious states just having a really good trip?’
    • ‘Ecstatic trances can produce a feeling of "pounding" in the head.’
    • ‘Indigenous religions are big on this; all those ecstatic dances of the shaman are essentially the same experience.’
    • ‘Though I think the best reference is as one where it was used for specific religious practice to achieve ecstatic states: Soma.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Nothing wrong with that especially when the resulting outcome is something bordering on a religious experience of aural ecstatic proportions.’
    • ‘Perhaps the energy generated by ecstatic dance in worship of the spirits can call the rains to come.’
    • ‘But if you just have ecstatic experiences and the Torah is not stacked up on your heart, nothing happens.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Religion has always provided some kind of ecstatic experience.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Ecstatic temporality transcends particular entities in two respects.’

noun

  • A person subject to mystical experiences.

    • ‘In theory, since God is no respecter of persons, the role of mystic / ecstatic should have been open to all.’
    • ‘Intransigent towards ecstatics, sarcastic towards Catholics, intractable towards heretics, Calvinism participated unwittingly in the disenchantment of the world.’
    • ‘This interp was profoundly influenced by the fear elicited by the Thugi ecstatics, who represented only a small and twisted offshooting of Tantra and the worship of Ma, but is now presented as the whole of it.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘Why, then, were we shown rather unrepresentative scenes of predominantly female ecstatics?’

Pronunciation

ecstatic

/ɪkˈstatɪk//ɛkˈstatɪk/