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rapturous

[rap-cher-uh s] /ˈræp tʃər əs/
adjective
1.
full of, feeling, or manifesting ecstatic joy or delight.
2.
characterized by, attended with, or expressive of such rapture:
rapturous praise.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; rapture + -ous
Related forms
rapturously, adverb
rapturousness, noun
unrapturous, adjective
unrapturously, adverb
unrapturousness, noun
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  • And the plan itself received rapturous praise in the first couple of days after its release.
  • Although the book is often frustrating to read, the critical response to it has been rapturous.
  • Some parts of it are rapturous and stirring, others hugely improbable, and the film moves unpredictably from one mode to another.
  • When it was all over, rapturous cries begged and pleaded for an encore.
  • In concert the group's direct, emotional style of performance lifted audiences to their feet to deliver rapturous ovations.
  • The couple begins to dance in clumsy but rapturous embrace.
  • The moment possessed that rare, rapturous feeling of a dream come true.
  • The play has been performed to rapturous reviews, with sellout crowds and standing ovations every night.
  • There is plenty of great entertainment with potentially large, even rapturous, national audiences that cannot clear that bar.
  • At my words the cares of the ages slipped from his shoulders, and he was rapturous in his thanks.
British Dictionary definitions for rapturous

rapturous

/ˈræptʃərəs/
adjective
1.
experiencing or manifesting ecstatic joy or delight
Derived Forms
rapturously, adverb
rapturousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for rapturous
adj.

1670s, from rapture + -ous. Related: Rapturously (1660s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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