Enthralled vs Rapturous - What's the difference?

enthralled | rapturous |

As adjectives the difference between enthralled and rapturous

is that enthralled is extremely happy or excited while rapturous is the state or condition of being full of rapture.

As a verb enthralled

is (enthrall).




(en adjective)
  • Extremely happy or excited
  • * 2014 , (Ruzwana Bashir), " The untold story of how a culture of shame perpetuates abuse. I know, I was a victim", The Guardian , 29 August 2014:
  • At 18 I was fortunate enough to receive an offer to study at Oxford University. I was enthralled with the exciting new world around me and tried desperately to fit in.


  • (enthrall)
  • rapturous



    (en adjective)
  • The state or condition of being full of rapture
  • The rapturous emotions on the pulpit