(someone) is ecstatic

"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:

Man, I am so exhausted!

I've been having excruciating sinus headaches for the last few days.

Oh my God, that's horrible!

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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