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Below you will find the definition of ecstatic, followed by 35 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - feeling great rapture or delight
EXAMPLES - Ecstatic in a Sentence
- Show this in ecstatic glimpses, as when mists upon a hill (source)
- A lesbian judge said she was "ecstatic" after the Constitutional (source)
- Mr. Perry said he is "ecstatic," and Mr. Berie said he's "very satisfied." (source)
- The word ecstatic doesn't do justice to the way people felt that triumphant night. (source)
- Now she's married and she's "ecstatic" -- in fact, she wishes she'd married earlier. (source)
- On Wednesday's show, Mr. Limbaugh, 57 years old, said he was "ecstatic" about the deal. (source)
- Altman's peers, the directors, have reacted with a kind of ecstatic shock to "Short Cuts." (source)
- Provincial leader Michael Louis said his party was "ecstatic" over the results released so far. (source)
- I have been using the knitting part as a kind of ecstatic play in which the story generating goes on. (source)
- Albini told the Tribune that the band members were "ecstatic" with the album when they left the studio. (source)
- 'Like the letter which Mrs. Staunton wrote to you about Rupert, and which Papa called ecstatic,' said Anne. (source)
- Hughton has declared himself "ecstatic" about the apparently reformed midfielder's sparkling pre-season form. (source)
- Bancorp's much lower price, they were "ecstatic" about the PNC deal, a person familiar with the situation said. (source)
- Like a bird just out from a cage, I stretched out my arms, and then flung myself in ecstatic abandon on the grass. (source)
- Uthingo chief executive Dr Oupa Monamodi was "ecstatic" with the ruling, as he had always maintained that the process was flawed. (source)
- She and her partner of 15 years, Heather Poe, are "ecstatic" about the baby, due in late spring, said a source close to the couple. (source)
- Madikizela-Mandela declared she was "ecstatic" at being invited to watch the match, which drew a sparse crowd of barely 5,000 spectators. (source)
- 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. (source)
- The president of the Arkansas Health Care Association said the group was "ecstatic" that the governor signed the bill into law, according to the Democrat-Gazette. (source)
- The whole time he was telling me these factoids, my eyes were rolling in the back of my head and I'm sure I had some kind of ecstatic, post-coital look on my face. (source)
- These peak experiences are beautiful and often "ecstatic", and if properly understood and assimilated can be of real value, but they are not the pure experience of the Self. (source)
- What excites me about the medium isn't pure documentary or pure fiction; I like exploring the murky middle place in hopes of finding what Werner Herzog calls "ecstatic truth." (source)
- Wage had liked that, his boys had liked it less, and Molly had grinned at Case's side with a kind of ecstatic feral intensity, obviously longing for one of them to make a move. (source)
- It'll only help him "She will be" ecstatic, "she says, should Obama lose in November, and on election night her house would become" Hillary headquarters for Oakland, California ... (source)
- We think it most probable that the secret of his supposed inspiration was the abnormal frequent or chronic turning of his mind into what is called the ecstatic or clairvoyant state. (source)
- The mother of a Wisconsin soldier who died in Iraq says she was "ecstatic" when Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama mentioned during Friday's debate the bracelet she gave him in honor of her son. (source)
- Then the fantasies would begin again, and I would be in a kind of ecstatic bliss in the experience of having enough not only to not worry but also enough to give wherever and to whomever I felt like giving. (source)
- 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. (source)
- George Kerr, 73, president of the British Judo Association, said he was "ecstatic" to be given a CBE, to add to the Order of the Rising Sun he received from the Emperor of Japan in last month for services to the sport. (source)
- "MILWAUKEE AP - The mother of a Wisconsin soldier who died in Iraq says she was "ecstatic" when Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama mentioned during Friday's debate the bracelet she gave him in honor of her son." (source)
- Back when Dan Deacon was touring in support of his 2007 breakthrough album, Spiderman of the Rings, he set his one-man show up in the middle of the floor, using his own awkwardly frenetic dancing to draw the audience in to the action, namely the ecstatic dance music pumping out of his sequencers. (source)
- According to the different phases of the recital, he either turned and twisted on his bed, uttering little cries of delight or disappointment, or else lay motionless, plunged in the same kind of ecstatic reverie which enthusiastic admirers of classical music yield themselves up to while listening to one of the great (source)
- The "nerve power," contended for by Mr. Bain, also may suggest a rational solution of much that has seemed incredible to those physiologists who have not condescended to sift the genuine phenomena of mesmerism from the imposture to which, in all ages, the phenomena exhibited by what may be called the ecstatic temperament have been applied. (source)
- Through the 1990s, people flocked (and bleated) from all over the world to the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship to be a part something known as "The Toronto Blessing," which is what the British characterized a series of mysterious events taking place in a church in Mississauga, namely ecstatic experiential "encounters" with the Holy Spirit. (source)
- A critical foray I admire as much as any of the straighter essays, for instance, is "The Drew Barrymore Stories," a two-page trifle knocked off for a glossy biannual in what Lethem designates "a mode I'd call 'ecstatic,' " where Barrymore's saucy mischief and fondness for chocolate deflect the ill spirits of Alfred Hitchcock, Miles Davis, Howard Hawks, Dustin Hoffman and a hot tub of bitchy novelists. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 35 example sentences provided below is 55.0, which suggests that "ecstatic" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 37 synonyms for ecstatic.
athrill, beatific, crazy, delirious, dreamy, elated, enraptured, enthusiastic, entranced, euphoric, fervent, floating, flying high, frenzied, gone, high, in exaltation, in seventh heaven, joyful, joyous, mad, on cloud nine, out, overjoyed, pleased as punch, rapturous, ravished, rhapsodic, sent, sunny, thrilled, tickled pink, tickled to death, transported, turned on, upbeat, wild
We have 16 antonyms for ecstatic.
apathetic, balanced, collected, depressed, despaired, down, indifferent, reasonable, sad, sane, sorrowful, tormented, troubled, unenthusiastic, unexcited, unhappy
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of ecstatic from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Marked by or expressing ecstasy.
- (adjective) Being in a state of ecstasy; joyful or enraptured.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Feeling or characterized by ecstasy.
- (adjective) Extremely happy.
- (noun) Transports of delight; words or actions performed in a state of ecstasy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Pertaining to, or caused by, ecstasy or excessive emotion; of the nature, or in a state, of ecstasy
- (adjective) Delightful beyond measure; rapturous; ravishing.
- (noun) An enthusiast.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Pertaining to or resulting from ecstasy; entrancing; overpowering.
- (None) Affected by ecstasy; enraptured; entranced.
- (noun) One subject to ecstasies or raptures; an extravagant enthusiast.
- (noun) plural Ecstasy; rapturous emotion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) feeling great rapture or delight