elat·​ed | \i-ˈlā-təd \

Definition of elated 

: marked by high spirits : exultant

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Other Words from elated

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
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Billy Shaheen, a lawyer for the New Hampshire winner, who was described in court papers only as Jane Doe, said that his client was elated to hear the news. Katharine Q. Seelye, New York Times, "$560 Million Powerball Winner Can Keep Her Name Private, Judge Rules," 12 Mar. 2018 Sorrentino revealed his plan to propose to Pesce and looked truly elated at the thought of one day becoming a father. refinery29.com, "The Situation Was The Big Winner Of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation," 29 June 2018 Prince Charles has already expressed his excitement about the royal wedding, and seems genuinely elated to be welcoming Meghan into the royal family. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Charles Will Walk Meghan Markle Down the Aisle at the Royal Wedding," 18 May 2018 When his parents in mid-June presented him with tickets to see the Orioles play the Braves on Sunday for his 14th birthday, JJ Roddenberry was elated. baltimoresun.com, "Machado delivers signed bat to one of his biggest fans in Atlanta for his 14th birthday," 24 June 2018 The elated townsfolk quickly anoint SpongeBob their savior. Sam Walker, WSJ, "Now on Broadway: SpongeBob ChauvinistPants," 11 July 2018 McAdams was at the east side office of his Milwaukee attorney when the court opinion was released Friday morning, and was visibly elated. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin Supreme Court sides with Marquette professor John McAdams in free speech case, orders university to reinstate him," 6 July 2018 Most players would be elated to follow in those footsteps. Mike Persak, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Delray's Coco Gauff, 14, stays grounded with family after winning French Open girls' title," 21 June 2018 De León's challenge in the Senate race: to oppose... A year after being shot, elated Scalise takes the field at... David Garrick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Politics & Government," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of elated

circa 1619, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of elated

: very happy and excited

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