That Word: Ecstatic (13)

That Word is a segment where I will be posting a new word each week. They are words that I’ve newly discovered or words I’ve known but wanted to be more thorough in knowing the meaning. This could be for you writer’s like myself looking carefully into the words we use or it could be for those people who are just interested in all kinds of different words. No matter which one you are, this post is for you. This week’s word is…


Where I Discovered It

I’m not sure whether this is a word I discovered. It’s more a word I’ve read in books several times before that I have a good idea of what it means. I’ve been collecting words that I am going to put under certain categories in my That Word list.



  1. Of or pertaining to, or characterised by ecstasy
  2. Subject into a state of ecstasy; rapturous
  3. A person subject to fits of ecstasy
Definitions sourced off


Example Sentences

She was ecstatic at overhearing the wonderful news.

Tears erupted in ecstatic happiness at the events that had unfolded.


My Thoughts

The definitions are a bit vague if you are unsure about the definition of ecstasy. I looked it up just to double check. The first definition for ecstasy was rapturous delight which is the idea I had for the definition of the word. However it isn’t just delight, it is also a state of sudden, intense feeling not necessarily happiness. I think I will need to do the definition of ecstasy for a That Word too.

I think in ways I’d how it sounds and how it is spelled there is a small complication in what is the English language. Ecstatic. You could almost, but not quite forget the c. At least it for me. But then the more you say it the more it seems to appear. I guess it just depends.


What are your thoughts? Have you heard or seen ecstatic before? Have you used ecstatic before? Would you use it again in the future? Feel free to tell me your thoughts in the comments. 

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