You're having an after-work drink with a colleague. She tells you that she recently became a grandmother for the first time. You can see that she's excited about it. You say:
You must be ecstatic!
Use this expression when you want to make a guess about someone. It's really useful when you're trying to guess what someone is feeling. For example:
"Ecstatic" means really, really happy. Things that might make a person "ecstatic" include:
- winning the lottery
- getting an amazing job
- getting engaged
"Ecstatic" is an "ungradable" adjective. It's similar to these:
Adjectives like these shouldn't be used with adverbs like "very" or "a little". That's because "very" is already included in the meaning of the word.
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