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.
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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