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

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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 This could lead to a euphoric boom that would ultimately end in a financial crash of historic proportion, or force the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates and bring on a recession, Summers said. Bruce Bartlett, The New Republic, "Washington’s Inflation Hysteria Is Fueled by Corporate Greed," 14 Apr. 2021 The Jayhawks singer gears up for the June 5th release of his solo album Jump for Joy with this euphoric slice of jangle-pop. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, "RS Country Music Picks for the Week of April 12th," 12 Apr. 2021 The uptick comes as bullish investor sentiment hit 57% last week, according to the American Association of Individual Investors' weekly survey, representing the most euphoric level since December 2017, when energy stocks led the market to new highs. Jonathan Ponciano, Forbes, "S&P 500 Hits New Record As Investor Optimism Reaches Highest Level Since 2017," 8 Apr. 2021 Favier keeps a laser focus on Lyz’s subjective experience, with a frank and unflinching eye on the moments both euphoric and gut-wrenching. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: An elite skier is sexually abused by her coach in the French drama ‘Slalom’," 8 Apr. 2021 Subsuming oneself to a larger whole is what makes the experience transporting, even euphoric. New York Times, "The Skagit Valley," 8 Apr. 2021 The liberating, euphoric feeling of receiving your COVID-19 vaccine might be as thrilling as getting, say, that first driver's license. Star Tribune, "When taking a vaccine selfie, avoid giving scammers a hand," 13 Mar. 2021 Taiwanese American transplants start out feeling euphoric. Los Angeles Times, "To escape the pandemic and lockdowns, Californians resettle in Taiwan," 23 Mar. 2021 The clip pairs the euphoric dance pop track with fittingly dazzling visuals. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, "Charli XCX, the 1975 Join No Rome on a Wild Animated Adventure in ‘Spinning’ Video," 16 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of euphoric

1888, in the meaning defined above

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19 Apr 2021

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“Euphoric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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