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rapture

[ rap-cher ]SEE DEFINITION OF rapture

Synonyms for rapture

  • communion
  • contentment
  • ecstasy
  • elation
  • euphoria
  • exaltation
  • exhilaration
  • Elysium
  • beatitude
  • bliss
  • buoyancy
  • cheer
  • cool
  • delectation
  • enchantment
  • enjoyment
  • enthusiasm
  • felicity
  • gaiety
  • gladness
  • glory
  • gratification
  • heaven
  • inspiration
  • joy
  • jubilation
  • nirvana
  • paradise
  • passion
  • pleasure
  • ravishment
  • rhapsody
  • satisfaction
  • spell
  • transport
  • well-being
  • at-oneness
  • cloud nine
  • good spirits
  • seventh heaven
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Antonyms for rapture

  • depression
  • despair
  • misery
  • sadness
  • sorrow
  • unhappiness
  • woe
  • dislike
  • dissatisfaction
  • gloom
  • hate
  • hatred
  • hell
  • indifference
  • melancholy
  • need
  • upset
  • want
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RAPTURE

And the music seized us and swept us away with its rapture and its mystery.

Fanny uttered a low and suppressed cry of delight and rapture.

Mr Pecksniff looked up to the ceiling, and clasped his hands in rapture.

"Thank you, thank you with all my heart," Marie stammered amidst her rapture.

Then, with dreamy eyes, he relapsed into a state of rapture.

May peace be an inmate of his bosom, and rapture a frequent visitor of his soul!

They have not been fused in the rapture of some unique mood, not focussed by the intensity of an emotion.

In this alternation of rapture and despair all her time passes.

You retain your lofty calm: but inside you are little quivers of rapture.

And that rapture she could never share; she knew herself; it was not in her.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "act of carrying off," from Middle French rapture, from Medieval Latin raptura "seizure, rape, kidnapping," from Latin raptus "a carrying off, abduction, snatching away; rape" (see rapt). Earliest attested use in English is of women and in 17c. it sometimes meant rape (v.), which word is a cognate of this. Sense of "spiritual ecstasy, state of mental transport" first recorded c.1600 (raptures).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RAPTURE

bliss

nounecstasy
  • beatitude
  • blessedness
  • cool
  • euphoria
  • felicity
  • gladness
  • gone
  • happiness
  • heaven
  • joy
  • paradise
  • rapture
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