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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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  • If it were only the first in the series, it might be more rapturously received.
  • It is rapturously romantic and downright depressing at the same time-a rare feat.
  • The filmed ballet was intense, alive, and rapturously affecting.
British Dictionary definitions for rapturously

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 rapturously

rapturous

adj.

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

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