ecstatic vs rapturous what difference

what is difference between ecstatic and rapturous

English

Alternative forms

  • ecstatick (obsolete)
  • extatic (obsolete)
  • extatick (obsolete)
  • extatique (obsolete, rare)

Etymology

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἐκστατικός (ekstatikós). Surface analysis: ecstasy +‎ -atic.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛkˈstætɪk/

Adjective

ecstatic (comparative more ecstatic, superlative most ecstatic)

  1. Feeling or characterized by ecstasy.
  2. Extremely happy.
  3. Relating to, or caused by, ecstasy or excessive emotion.
    ecstatic gaze; ecstatic trance
    • 1649, Henry Hammond, The Pastor’s Motto
      this ecstatic fit of love and jealousy

Synonyms

  • blissful
  • delirious
  • elated
  • euphoric
  • joyful
  • joyous

Translations

Noun

ecstatic (plural ecstatics)

  1. (in the plural) Transports of delight; words or actions performed in a state of ecstasy.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, III.11:
      I think that Dante’s more abstruse ecstatics / Meant to personify the Mathematics.
  2. A person in a state of ecstasy.


English

Etymology

rapture +‎ -ous

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹæp.tʃəɹ.əs/

Adjective

rapturous (comparative more rapturous, superlative most rapturous)

  1. Full of rapture.
    the rapturous emotions on the pulpit

Related terms

  • rapture
  • rapturously
  • rapturesome

Translations


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