thrilled

thrilled
[[t]θrɪ̱ld[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ, oft ADJ to-inf, ADJ prep, ADJ that If someone is thrilled, they are extremely pleased about something.

I was so thrilled to get a good report from him...

Sue and John were especially thrilled with this award...

I'm really thrilled that the public have taken to the song.

PHRASE: v-link PHR, oft PHR to-inf, PHR at/with n/-ing If you say that someone is thrilled to bits, you are emphasizing the fact that they are extremely pleased about something. You can also say thrilled to pieces, especially in American English. (emphasis)

I'm thrilled to bits to have won the cash...

He's thrilled to bits at the news...

He just thoroughly enjoyed reading it with me and was thrilled to bits that it was his very own story.

2) See also thrill

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • thrilled — [ θrıld ] adjective very pleased and excited: thrilled with: Dan was thrilled with his birthday cake. thrilled (that): We are thrilled that Kevin is going to join the team. thrilled to do something: I was thrilled to see her. thrilled to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • thrilled — [θrıld] adj [not before noun] very excited, happy, and pleased be thrilled to see/hear/learn etc sth ▪ We were so thrilled to hear about the baby. thrilled (that) ▪ I m absolutely thrilled that you are coming. thrilled about ▪ He was thrilled… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thrilled — index ecstatic, proud (self respecting) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • thrilled — adj. 1) thrilled with (they were thrilled with the gift) 2) thrilled to + inf. (she was thrilled to receive an invitation) 3) thrilled that + clause (we were thrilled that he would give a concert in our town) * * * thrilled to + inf. (she was… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • thrilled — UK [θrɪld] / US adjective very pleased and excited thrilled with: Dan was thrilled with his birthday cake. thrilled about: I m not very thrilled about having to do it again. thrilled (that): We are thrilled that Kevin is going to join the team.… …   English dictionary

  • thrilled — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem ADVERB ▪ really ▪ absolutely, quite, totally …   Collocations dictionary

  • thrilled — adjective (not before noun) very excited, happy, and pleased: We were so thrilled to hear about the baby. | thrilled to bits (=very thrilled) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Thrilled — Thrill Thrill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thrilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thrilling}.] [OE. thrillen, [thorn]irlen, [thorn]urlen, to pierce; all probably fr. AS. [thorn]yrlian, [thorn]yrelian, Fr. [thorn]yrel pierced; as a noun, a hole, fr. [thorn]urh… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thrilled — [θrɪld] adj very pleased and excited We are thrilled that Kevin is going to join the team.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • thrilled to bits — If you are thrilled to bits, you are extremely pleased or excited about something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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