ec|stat|ic [ıkˈstætık, ek-] adj
1.) feeling extremely happy and excited
an ecstatic welcome from the thousands who lined the streets
2.) ecstatic review/praise/applause
a ↑review (=an opinion about a film, play etc that appears in a newspaper or magazine) , praise etc that say that something is very good
The exhibition attracted thousands of visitors and ecstatic reviews.
>ecstatically [-kli] adv

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