Definition of ecstatic in English:
1Feeling or expressing overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement: ecstatic fans filled the stadium
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- 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.
on cloud nine, in seventh heaven, delirious (with happiness), beside oneself with joy/happiness, jumping for joy, rhapsodic, ravished, enchanted, enthusiastic, delighted, thrilled, jubilant, exultant, happy
Australian informal wrapped
2Involving an experience of mystic self-transcendence: an ecstatic vision of God
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- Religion has always provided some kind of ecstatic experience.
- Are the people who experience ecstatic religious states just having a really good trip?
- 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.
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A person subject to mystical experiences.
- 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).
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- Even ordinary encounters are described ecstatically.
- When popular folk memory was matched with the images, some historians ecstatically claimed they had cracked the riddle of the revered river.
- The crowd cheered ecstatically as one man, being thrown about wildly atop the fence, used his weight to assist those below rocking the massive concrete blocks and chain link.
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