Definitions of ecstasy

  1. a state of elated bliss
  2. a stimulant drug that is chemically related to mescaline and amphetamine and is used illicitly for its euphoric and hallucinogenic effects; it was formerly used in psychotherapy but in 1985 it was declared illegal in the United States.
  3. The state of being beside one's self or rapt out of one's self; a state in which the mind is elevated above the reach of ordinary impressions, as when under the influence of overpowering emotion; an extraordinary elevation of the spirit, as when the soul, unconscious of sensible objects, is supposed to contemplate heavenly mysteries.
  4. Excessive and overmastering joy or enthusiasm; rapture; enthusiastic delight.
  5. Violent distraction of mind; violent emotion; excessive grief of anxiety; insanity; madness.
  6. A state which consists in total suspension of sensibility, of voluntary motion, and largely of mental power. The body is erect and inflexible; the pulsation and breathing are not affected.
  7. To fill ecstasy, or with rapture or enthusiasm.
  8. An extraordinary state of feeling, in which the mind stands out of or is detached from sensible things: excessive joy: enthusiasm.
  9. Ecstatic, ecstatical.
  10. Transport; extreme joy or pleasure.
  11. Rapturous excitement or exaltation; rapture.
  12. A state of mind in which the functions of the senses are suspended by the contemplation of some extraordinary or supernatural object; rapture or a degree of delight that arrests the whole mind; enthusiasm or excessive elevation and absorption of mind; a species of catalepsy, when the person remembers, after the paroxysm is over, the ideas he had during the fit.
  13. To fill with rapture or enthusiasm.
  14. Excessive joy; extreme delight; a state of the body in which the functions of the senses are suspended; a trance.

Usage examples for ecstasy

  1. In the corner behind Rhoda Vivian she and the Mad Hatter seemed to be clinging together more than ever in an ecstasy of isolation. – Superseded by May Sinclair
  2. Oh, what an ecstasy such a feeling is! – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  3. Vera yielded to the ecstasy of the moment. – The Mystery of the Four Fingers by Fred M. White
  4. She had directed the pulse at the point of her own ecstasy, guiding the warm seed exactly as she wanted, against her own hard bud. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  5. Then in the sudden ecstasy of relief and joy, the great Prince hid his face in his hands and wept. – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  6. And I five days out of the springing forest and the ecstasy of inspiration! – The Journal of Arthur Stirling "The Valley of the Shadow" by Upton Sinclair
  7. Everard's ecstasy went on. – Vera by Elisabeth von Arnim
  8. If you really loved me as much as you say, the mere sound of my voice ought to fill you with ecstasy! – Innocent Her Fancy and His Fact by Marie Corelli
  9. And Charley looked on in an ecstasy of delight, and the flush deepened and brightened in his cheek. – The Fairy Nightcaps by Frances Elizabeth Barrow
  10. The maids peeped over her shoulder as she read, in ecstasy that Madonna should have a lover and a poet of her own. – Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  11. Fleur's deep throat rumbled in ecstasy as the hands of the master rubbed her ears. – The Whelps of the Wolf by George Marsh
  12. When first he went to church he was in a spiritual ecstasy; it was with difficulty that he restrained his emotions, though his voice was silent, being stopped by the intensity of his feelings, his heart within him sang for joy; and when the Gospel for the day was read, the sound of it was more than he could well bear. – Cowper by Goldwin Smith
  13. The house was in ecstasy over a strange and disturbing blonde, whose dark steel eyes, and whose shoulders- ah, what shoulders! – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  14. The thought sent them into an ecstasy of joy. – White Otter by Elmer Russell Gregor
  15. Oh, the leaping ecstasy of it by day and by night, and at the dawn! – The Life Radiant by Lilian Whiting
  16. She wrung her hands in an ecstasy of sorrow and remorse. – The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace
  17. Then he had spoken in subdued tones, in broken sentences, of his infatuation, of his love, of his ecstasy, and had not noticed when they passed the hotel. – The Saint by Antonio Fogazzaro Commentator: William Roscoe Thayer
  18. I was in an ecstasy, and Barberine, who saw it, did not hurry herself. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  19. My friend the Cure greeted me with something not far short of ecstasy. – News from the Duchy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  20. She slipped her arms about his neck with a little cry of ecstasy. – The Just and the Unjust by Vaughan Kester