Synonyms for ecstasy

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ek-stuh-see
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɛk stə si

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Définition of ecstasy

Origin :
  • late 14c., "in a frenzy or stupor, fearful, excited," from Old French estaise "ecstasy, rapture," from Late Latin extasis, from Greek ekstasis "entrancement, astonishment; any displacement," in New Testament "a trance," from existanai "displace, put out of place," also "drive out of one's mind" (existanai phrenon), from ek "out" (see ex-) + histanai "to place, cause to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
  • Used by 17c. mystical writers for "a state of rapture that stupefied the body while the soul contemplated divine things," which probably helped the meaning shift to "exalted state of good feeling" (1610s). Slang use for the drug 3,4-methylendioxymethamphetamine dates from 1985.
  • noun bliss
Example sentences :
  • She came down to breakfast singing the words in a sort of ecstasy.
  • Extract from : « Harriet, The Moses of Her People » by Sarah H. Bradford
  • Until that ecstasy of release should come, he would do his duty,—yes, his duty.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • But his wife, her face aglow, clasped her hands in an ecstasy of delight.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • The boy fell into the ecstasy of content that always came with Sidney's presence.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The very odour of those plums in Johnny's nostrils was the equivalent of ecstasy.
  • Extract from : « Johnny Bear » by E. T. Seton
  • She must have tones of admiration, and looks of ecstasy, for every occasion.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Nobody spoke, but the listeners exchanged glances of ecstasy.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • More than fifty people were awaiting her in the street in a state of ecstasy.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • Firstly there is the witness of that ecstasy of mood of which we have spoken.
  • Extract from : « The Lyric » by John Drinkwater
  • For Tobe was rolling about the room in an ecstasy of uproarious mirth.
  • Extract from : « Southern Lights and Shadows » by Various

Antonyms for ecstasy

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