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ecstatic ‎(comparative more ecstatic, superlative most ecstatic)

  1. Feeling or characterized by ecstasy.
    • 1837, Michael Ryan, The Philosophy of Marriage, in Its Social, Moral, and Physical Relations; with an Account of the Diseases of the Genito-urinary Organs which Impair or Destroy the Reproductive Function; and Induce a Variety of Complaints; with the Physiology of Generation in the Vegetable and Animal Kingdoms [...], London: John Churchill, Princes' Street, Soho, OCLC 243495533, page 191:
      The moment of ejaculation in mammiferous animals is accompanied by universal excitement of the whole body, a kind of slight convulsion, which terminates in a comatose or exstatic state.
  2. Extremely happy.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XIX:
      Bobbie was dancing round the room on the tips of her toes uttering animal cries, apparently ecstatic in their nature.
  3. Relating to, or caused by, ecstasy or excessive emotion.
    ecstatic gaze; ecstatic trance
    • Hammond
      This ecstatic fit of love and jealousy.




ecstatic ‎(plural ecstatics)

  1. (in the plural) Transports of delight; words or actions performed in a state of ecstasy.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, III.11:
      I think that Dante's more abstruse ecstatics / Meant to personify the Mathematics.