elation

noun
ela·​tion | \i-ˈlā-shən \

Definition of elation 

1 : the quality or state of being elated

2 : pathological euphoria

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Examples of elation in a Sentence

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

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Needless to say, the response from Lush's followers has been nothing short of pure, unadulterated elation. Marci Robin, Allure, "Rose Jam Shower Gel Is Finally a Permanent Lush Product," 11 Aug. 2018 An extraordinary sense of elation swept over Mexico, and a lot of Los Angeles, on Sunday with the national soccer team’s stunning 1-0 victory in the World Cup tournament against powerhouse Germany, the reigning champion. Shelby Grad, latimes.com, "Essential California: A new era for the L.A. Times," 18 June 2018 Aided by at least seven foreign governments, over 1,000 people undertook a monumental search effort that ended in elation late Monday when a pair of British divers found all 13 alive and in stable health. Casey Quackenbush, Time, "After a Successful Cave Rescue, Thailand's Navy SEALs Will Add Cave-Diving to Their Training," 13 July 2018 Aides described an air of vindication and even elation in the West Wing just days after Trump acceded to a humiliating about-face over his family separation policy in the face of an international uproar. David Nakamura, chicagotribune.com, "Travel ban ruling could embolden Trump in remaking U.S. immigration system," 26 June 2018 What Italy lost, of course, was the chance to feel sporting elation and torment and hope. Chico Harlan, Washington Post, "The strange, sad mood in Italy as the national team misses the World Cup for the first time in 60 years," 21 June 2018 Despite elation over the rescues and rising hope in this Southeast Asian nation, a downpour overnight and predicted torrential rains illustrated the urgency of the rescue effort. Robyn Dixon, latimes.com, "Divers rescue more boys from flooded Thailand cave, raising total saved to eight, while four boys and coach remain trapped," 9 July 2018 The mood lifted after the team was found, but elation at their discovery quickly turned to fear as authorities mulled over several rescue options — all of them fraught with danger. NBC News, "First boys emerge from Thailand cave as rescue mission enters final act," 8 July 2018 After what has been possibly the longest 12 months of Liverpool fans' lives, the anticipation and eagerness to see their new number eight in the Shankly Red of Liverpool sparked sheer elation across Merseyside. SI.com, "Why New Liverpool Signing Naby Keita Has the Potential to Become One of the World's Best Midfielders," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of elation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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elation

noun
ela·​tion | \i-ˈlā-shən \

Kids Definition of elation

: the quality or state of being filled with joy or pride

elation

noun
ela·​tion | \i-ˈlā-shən \

Medical Definition of elation 

: pathological euphoria sometimes accompanied by intense pleasure

Other Words from elation

elated \-​ˈlāt-​əd \ adjective

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