elation


ela·tion

noun \i-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of ELATION

1
:  the quality or state of being elated
2
:  pathological euphoria

Examples of ELATION

  1. <most people can't imagine the kind of elation that comes with winning a super lottery's grand prize, but they're dying to find out>

First Known Use of ELATION

14th century

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

ela·tion

noun \i-ˈlā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ELATION

: pathological euphoria sometimes accompanied by intense pleasure
elat·ed \-ˈlāt-əd\ adjective

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: elative (adjective)
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Elatine
All Words Near: elation

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up elation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).