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ecstatic is a synonym of happy

adjective [ ek-stat-ik ]

ecstatic is another word for happy

Happy describes being delighted or glad about something (I was very happy with my birthday gifts).

✅ While happy covers a range of emotions, from a sense of mild gladness to intense delight, ecstatic suggests the more powerful and intense end of that spectrum (I was happy with my purchases; I was ecstatic after winning the lottery).

Ecstatic can often imply that you can’t contain or hide your feelings (I'm just ecstatic about our trip!).

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ordeal is a synonym of experience

noun [ awr-deel, -dee-uhl, awr-deel ]

ordeal is another word for experience

Experience and ordeal both refer to an event or happening that you go through (It’s normal to be upset after such an ordeal; Our trip abroad was a wonderful experience).

Experience is more general, and can refer to positive events as well as neutral or negative ones (Traveling through the wilderness was quite an experience).

Ordeal implies a very negative experience (You need to take it easy after your ordeal with the shark).

Ordeal can be used jokingly to describe a very mild negative experience (I deserve a treat after that ordeal at the hardware store).

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acceptable is a synonym of good

adjective [ ak-sep-tuh-buhl ]

acceptable is another word for good

Good and acceptable both describe things that are satisfactory (a good sandwich; an acceptable performance).

Good suggests something that is positive overall, but could be improved to become great (It was overall a good essay).

Acceptable describes something that meets the minimum expectation, and, generally, needs improving (The hotel room was acceptable, though dated).

Acceptable is sometimes used as a kinder or more polite way to describe something as somewhat unsatisfactory (The coffee was…acceptable).

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