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ecstatic

[ek-stat-ik] /ɛkˈstæt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by ecstasy.
2.
subject to or in a state of ecstasy; rapturous.
noun
3.
a person subject to fits of ecstasy.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; (< Middle French extatique) < Medieval Latin ecstaticus < Greek ekstatikós, equivalent to ek- ec- + statikós static. See ecstasy
Related forms
ecstatically, adverb
nonecstatic, adjective
nonecstatically, adverb
unecstatic, adjective
unecstatically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unecstatically

ecstatic

/ɛkˈstætɪk/
adjective
1.
in a trancelike state of great rapture or delight
2.
showing or feeling great enthusiasm: ecstatic applause
noun
3.
a person who has periods of intense trancelike joy
Derived Forms
ecstatically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unecstatically

ecstatic

adj.

1590s, "mystically absorbed, stupefied," from Greek ekstatikos "unstable," from ekstasis (see ecstatic). Meaning "characterized by intense emotions" is from 1660s, now usually pleasurable ones, but not originally always so. Related: Ecstatical; ecstatically.

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