Definition of elated
: marked by high spirits : exultant
Examples of elated in a Sentence
But I was elated when my song was banned. I mean, nothing could have complimented me more than to hear they just banned it at such-and-such a station … —Tom Petty, quoted in Rolling Stone, 14 Nov. 2002
Inside the … hall, the combination of national crisis and imminent electoral victory creates an atmosphere at once pensive and elated. —Yossi Klein Halevi, New Republic, 25 Dec. 2000
Alec felt elated—it was the first time that the stallion hadn't drawn back into the stall at the sight of him. —Walter Farley, The Black Stallion, (1941) 2002
Much elated with her success, Jo did “tell on,” all about their plays and plans, their hopes and fears for Father, and the most interesting events of the little world in which the sisters lived. —Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, 1869
She was elated at the news.
she was elated upon learning that she had been accepted by her first-choice college
Recent Examples of elated from the Web
But every year, my elated girls run out of school into their mom’s arms.
The Park Ridge resident was elated about her performance on Saturday.
Not so long ago, President Donald Trump had backers of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process worried and Israeli settlers and annexationists elated.
But once the first wave buys in, the early-adopter reports that leak out may not be unanimously elated.
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Definition of elated for English Language Learners
: very happy and excited
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