eu·​phor·​ic | \ yü-ˈfȯr-ik How to pronounce euphoric (audio) , -ˈfär- \

Definition of euphoric

: marked by a feeling of great happiness and excitement : characterized by, based on, or producing euphoria a euphoric mood feeling euphoric He knew he was going to win big, big, big, and he was euphoric about it.— Russell Baker All addictive drugs … work in the brain to produce feelings of well-being and elation. A drug's euphoric effects, which can last from a few minutes to a few hours, are what get a person to take the substance in the first place.— Joseph Alper

Other Words from euphoric

euphorically \ yü-​ˈfȯr-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce euphoric (audio) , -​ˈfär-​ \ adverb
euphorically happy One minute they were euphorically celebrating victory. The next, they were dropping to their knees in total despair as they looked to the scoreboard and saw the harsh reality of an 18–13 loss. — Kyle Riviere

Examples of euphoric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By turns intensely moving and utterly euphoric, the service made for a suitably special tribute to a very special person. Marley Marius, Vogue, 30 Apr. 2022 My first memory is of being pulled out of a cardboard box to Chris Farren’s euphoric screams. Jonah Bayer, SPIN, 14 Apr. 2022 Awards felt the euphoric bromance between Jackson and his presenter Denzel Washington. Cori Murray, Essence, 27 Mar. 2022 Dancehall not only penetrated the U.S., but the now-49-year-old hitmaker had the opportunity to tour the world with the euphoric Kingston riddims. Neena Rouhani, Billboard, 23 Mar. 2022 With 1:03 left in the game here in Greenville, S.C., War Jabari instantly became the physical presence of this season’s euphoric rise of Auburn basketball from great to national powerhouse. Joseph Goodman |, al, 18 Mar. 2022 Fentanyl produces a powerful high, but the euphoric feelings are shorter-lived than those offered by other opioids like heroin. Andrew Joseph, STAT, 15 Mar. 2022 Their concerts are euphoric spectacles of fire, smoke, and confetti, with Forge changing costumes regularly — out of Papa’s pope get-up and into sequined sportcoats. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 8 Mar. 2022 Afterward, a euphoric Cooper did a double fist-bump, tossed his hat into the crowd and high-fived fans on his victory lap around the arena. John Whisler, San Antonio Express-News, 27 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of euphoric

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Euphoric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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