• WordNet 3.6
    • adj ecstatic feeling great rapture or delight
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ecstatic An enthusiast.
    • Ecstatic Delightful beyond measure; rapturous; ravishing; as, ecstatic bliss or joy.
    • Ecstatic Pertaining to, or caused by, ecstasy or excessive emotion; of the nature, or in a state, of ecstasy; as, ecstatic gaze; ecstatic trance. "This ecstatic fit of love and jealousy."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ecstatic Pertaining to or resulting from ecstasy; entrancing; overpowering.
    • ecstatic Affected by ecstasy; enraptured; entranced.
    • n ecstatic One subject to ecstasies or raptures; an extravagant enthusiast.
    • n ecstatic plural Ecstasy; rapturous emotion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Ecstatic causing ecstasy: amounting to ecstasy: rapturous
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  • Georges Bataille
    “Life has always taken place in a tumult without apparent cohesion, but it only finds its grandeur and its reality in ecstasy and in ecstatic love.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. , fr. : cf. F. extatique,. See Ecstasy (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through O. Fr. and Low L. from Gr. ekstasisek, aside, histanai, to make to stand.


In literature:

MELISANDE (to her self ecstatically).
"Second Plays" by A. A. Milne
We waited for the ecstatic moment when their faces should light with the joke.
"A Wanderer in Holland" by E. V. Lucas
Instantly a winter-wren, as though at a signal, went into ecstatic ravings.
"The Silent Places" by Steward Edward White
And here, in the presence of the Mother and Son, the ecstatic painter overflows.
"The Cathedral" by Joris-Karl Huysmans
I was arrested in the midst of my ecstatic sentimentalism by the sight of the Hall, the lights of which were distantly visible through the trees.
"The Jervaise Comedy" by J. D. Beresford
As the work went on, her confidence in the success of this initiatory venture became less ecstatic and more reasonable.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
There were no children; there never would be children, and what lavish, ecstatic affection she bestowed upon my Reverdy!
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
Overhead, among the higher branches, a bird was trilling out an ecstatic love-song.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
I am trying to make ready to enjoy the brief ecstatic future where Camilla awaits me.
"Hugo" by Arnold Bennett
But there was no ecstatic joy in the parish.
"The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
She hung over it with ecstatic sighs.
"The Flower of the Chapdelaines" by George W. Cable
A painful twitch came over his ecstatic face, and he shivered as if he had dropped from the stars.
"His Masterpiece" by Emile Zola
Something within him whispered, as in the days of early manhood, at the ecstatic hour of sunrise.
"His Excellency the Minister" by Jules Claretie
The waking was ecstatic; but she knew the depth of Edward's love for Helen.
"Turns of Fortune" by Mrs. S. C. Hall
As for Franz, he was in far too ecstatic a mood to think of sleep.
"Winter Evening Tales" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
I had celestial, ecstatic dreams; ecstasies, you know.
"Led Astray and The Sphinx" by Octave Feuillet
There he grew fairly ecstatic over his subject.
"The Voice of the People" by Ellen Glasgow
It's such a shame to be unhappy, too, when life might be so ecstatic.
"The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
Then he leaned against him with a quick smile and closed his eyes ecstatically.
"None Other Gods" by Robert Hugh Benson
These had followed the surrey as a sort of ecstatic convoy.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey

In poetry:

And when I saw thee lightly whirl
Through that ecstatic dance,
My happy spirit flew with thee,
As in a joyous trance.
"To Lora Gordon Boon" by James Avis Bartley
Beholding these, I seem to feel
An exodus of earthly sight,
An influx of ecstatic weal
Poured thro' my eyes in jets of light.
"An Antique" by Madison Julius Cawein
The spot where human virtue stood,
And struck for holy truth,
Still stirs the world's ecstatic blood,
A thing of mighty youth!
"Hallowed Ground" by James Avis Bartley
That I may with ecstatic view,
My future heritage descry,
Where pleasures spring forever new,
And perfect love shall never die.
"Hymn III" by William Duke
Let some procreant truth exhale
From me, before my forces fail;
Or ere the ecstatic impulse go,
Let all my buds to blossoms blow.
"A Prelude" by Maurice Thompson
Ecstatic bliss his heart shall prove,
From care and sorrow free,
While blest with innocence and love,
With boundless wealthin thee.
"Louisa. A Tale." by Jane Bowdler

In news:

I'm still pretty ecstatic about Maria Menounos and Derek Hough's vampire-themed paso doble.
Excited, ecstatic to be drafted by the Falcons.
Cordero Will Be ' Ecstatic '.
Jones ecstatic over good news.
Quileute Tribe ' Ecstatic ' About Move Out Of Tsunami Zone.
John Tortorella Went From Ecstatic to Furious in an Instant Last Night.
Ecstatic Dance Maui And BSOS Radio Fundraising And Gavinchi Brown And The Martha Graham Dance Company.
Just when it appeared that the explosive rookie would carry his ecstatic owners to the promised land, Brown put up a stinker of epic proportions.
"When I came here, Dale (Sveum) told me I was batting third — I was ecstatic," said Rizzo.
Foreclosure mill to close, Auburn woman ecstatic.
One gay man 's ecstatic day in Maryland.
A few weeks ago during Jeremy Renner's stint hosting 'SNL,' we were ecstatic to learn that 'Django Unchained' star Jamie Foxx would return to hosting duties for the third time on December 8, with musical guest Ne-Yo.
SKC's Matt Besler—' humbled , yet ecstatic'—named MLS defender of the year.
Whether you're talking about the Rolling Stones, The Who or Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, there's nothing quite like hearing a great rock group play their third encore to an arena packed with ecstatic fans.
"Ecstatic" was the only word Michelle Kristel, the executive director of In the Life Media, could find to describe the feeling buzzing around the organization's Manhattan offices.