ecstatic Definition

feeling or expressing overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement.

Using ecstatic: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "ecstatic" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She was ecstatic when she got the job offer.

  • Example

    The crowd was ecstatic after the team won the championship.

  • Example

    He felt ecstatic when he saw his newborn baby for the first time.

ecstatic Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using ecstatic

  • to be extremely happy and excited about something


    When she heard the news, she was jumping for joy and couldn't stop smiling.

  • to be extremely happy and contented


    After winning the lottery, he felt like he was on cloud nine and could do anything he wanted.

  • to be extremely happy and delighted about something


    When she found out she got the promotion, she was over the moon and couldn't wait to celebrate.

Phrases with ecstatic

  • a form of dance that involves free movement and expression, often accompanied by music and performed in a group setting


    She attended an ecstatic dance workshop and found it to be a liberating experience.

  • poetry that expresses intense emotions and spiritual experiences, often associated with Sufism


    Rumi's ecstatic poetry has inspired generations of readers and seekers.

  • a state of mystical or spiritual communion with the divine, often characterized by intense joy and ecstasy


    The Sufi mystics sought to attain ecstatic union with God through prayer and meditation.

Origins of ecstatic

from Greek 'ekstatikos', meaning 'outside oneself'


Summary: ecstatic in Brief

'Ecstatic' [ɛkˈstætɪk] describes a feeling of overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement. It is often used to express intense emotions in response to positive events, such as getting a job offer or winning a championship. 'Ecstatic' can also be used in phrases like 'ecstatic dance' and 'ecstatic poetry,' which refer to forms of artistic expression that aim to evoke intense emotional experiences.

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