euphoric

adjective eu·phor·ic \ yü-ˈfȯr-ik , -ˈfär- \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

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

euphorically

play \yü-ˈfȯr-i-k(ə-)lē, -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

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First Known Use of euphoric

1888



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