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
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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 20 Jun. 2024.

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