What is another word for raptures?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈapt͡ʃəz] (IPA)

The word raptures evokes a sense of intense joy and ecstasy. Some synonyms to describe this feeling include enchantment, ecstasy, elation, euphoria, bliss, and exultation. Rapture can also be used to describe a state of being carried away, enraptured, or transported. Other synonyms that capture this sense of being swept away include captivation, infatuation, obsession, and fascination. These words convey a sense of being immersed in a particular experience or idea, completely captivated by it. Whether describing a spiritual state of being or an intense emotional experience, the synonyms for rapture all convey a sense of being overwhelmed with joy or captivation.

Usage examples for Raptures

Helen went into raptures over the interior.
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford
Then she'll be in raptures; she'll have her penny, and that matter will be set at rest.
"Girls of the Forest"
L. T. Meade
What other crime have I committed besides not going into raptures over Parliament?
"The Literary Sense"
E. Nesbit

Famous quotes with Raptures

  • Illustrious acts high raptures do infuse, And every conqueror creates a muse.
    Edmund Waller
  • "It cannot be said that we are lacking in faith. Even the simple fact of our life is of a faith-value that can never be exhausted.” “You suggest there is some faith-value in this? One not-live, after all.” “It is precisely in this ‘Cannot, after all’ that the mad strength of faith lies; it is in this negation that it takes on form.” There is no need for you to leave the house. Stay at your table and listen. Don’t even listen, just wait. Don’t even wait, be completely quiet and alone. The world will offer itself to you to be unmasked; it can’t do otherwise; in raptures it will writhe before you.
    Franz Kafka
  • "Childish raptures! said Lucifer, with scorn, his eyes flashing like lightning. "Are we indeed whimpering and craven children, or slaves? Can we be content with toys and little deliciousnesses? Are we not mind, as well as emotion? And is not the mind, of both angel and man, the noblest of possessions, and worth exercising. It is in our minds that we approach the closest of Him, Who is all Mind. Mind is the creator of all philosophy, all order, all beauty, all satisfaction, but emotion is the lowliest of the virtues, if it is a virtue at all. Mind has in it the capacity to know all things, or, at least, the minds of angels."
    Taylor Caldwell
  • The question is not merely what we can feel, but what we can do for Christ; not how many tears we can shed, but how many sins we can mortify; not what raptures we can experience, but what self-denial we can practice; not what happy frames we can enjoy, but what holy duties we can perform; not simply how much we can luxuriate at sermon or at sacrament, but how much we can exhibit of the mind of Jesus in our intercourse with our fellow men; not only how far above earth we can rise to the bliss of heaven, but how much of the love and purity of heaven we can bring down to earth; in short, not how much of rapt feeling we can indulge, but how much of religious principle we can bring to bear on our whole conduct.
    John Angell James
  • It came upon me sometime in my fifteenth year that I no longer woke up with sudden excitements—“Today I will get the Clerici solution! Today I will read about Humphry Davy and electric fish! Today I will finally understand diamagnetism, perhaps!” I no longer seemed to get these sudden illuminations, these epiphanies, these excitements which Flaubert (whom I was now reading) called “erections of the mind.” Erections of the body, yes, this was a new, exotic part of life—but those sudden raptures of the mind, those sudden landscapes of glory and illumination, seemed to have deserted or abandoned me. Or had I, in fact, abandoned them?
    Oliver Sacks

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