V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: displaying a very high level of excitement and enthusiasm

Synonyms: excited, thrilled, exuberant, overjoyed, delighted

Antonyms: unemotional, unexcited, apathetic

Tips: The noun form of ecstatic is ecstasy, which means "extreme happiness." Both words come from the Greek ekstasis or "standing outside oneself." Use the word ecstatic to describe a situation that evokes more emotion than the adjective excitement. You are beyond excited, you are ecstatic.

Usage Examples:

Everyone was ecstatic at the news of the couple's engagement. (delighted)

When told of her promotion, Julia was ecstatic. (thrilled)

I am ecstatic about the possibilities of our plan, because I know it will be very successful. (excited, thrilled)

She was so ecstatic about her upcoming vacation to Hawaii, she could hardly wait. (excited, overjoyed)

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