elated

adjective

elat·​ed i-ˈlā-təd How to pronounce elated (audio)
: marked by high spirits : exultant
elatedly adverb
elatedness noun

Examples of elated in a Sentence

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
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
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 See More
Recent Examples on the Web After some time, the couple were elated to be able to bring their baby girl home, though Lowry's worries didn't exactly end there. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2024 The now elated patient proudly displayed her new sneakers. Chip Bell, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 The Magic Kingdom is getting its magic back, and Wall Street is elated. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Feb. 2024 The amendment passed 10-3, leading some elated activists to jump to their feet and hug. Michael Brice-Saddler, Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2024 When Chen Shui-bian, the Democratic Progressive Party’s candidate, won Taiwan’s presidential election in 2000, many supporters of self-rule for Taiwan were elated by his surprise victory. Amy Chang Chien, New York Times, 23 Jan. 2024 Marty, a Navy veteran with an anchor tattooed to his forearm, was elated. Kathleen McGrory, ProPublica, 6 Jan. 2024 Days after the embryo was implanted in January 2023, the Texas couple was elated to find out Anaya was pregnant. Nadine El-Bawab, ABC News, 14 Dec. 2023 When that happened, experts in obesity medicine were elated, knowing full well the scope of the problem. Gina Kolata, New York Times, 11 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1619, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of elated was circa 1619

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“Elated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elated. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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