euphoric

adjective
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 euphorically (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

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The study, conducted in the basement of a haunted attraction, found that people often felt less stressed, less tired and even euphoric after the scare. Valerie Bauerlein, WSJ, "New Immersive Haunted Houses Mean More Thrills for Guests—More Rules for Zombies," 26 Oct. 2018 A week later, Armenians are still feeling euphoric from the momentum of their nonviolent revolution. Sabra Ayres, latimes.com, "Armenia contemplates the unlikely: a nonviolent revolution on the cusp of victory," 8 May 2018 Before passing out, a person may feel lightheaded, dizzy or maybe even a bit euphoric, and vision may dim. Author: Denise Grady, Jan Hoffman, Anchorage Daily News, "States turn to an unproven method of execution: nitrogen gas," 8 May 2018 In an outburst of national pride and joy, Croatia on Monday rolled out a red carpet and staged a euphoric heroes' welcome for the country's national team despite its loss to France in the World Cup final. Jovana Gec, Fox News, "Tens of thousands give heroes' welcome to Croatia team," 16 July 2018 Mugabe resigned in November after a military takeover, and many Zimbabweans were euphoric at his departure after decades of economic and political paralysis. Farai Mutsaka, Fox News, "Zimbabwe's opposition challenges election results in court," 10 Aug. 2018 According to the National Health Service, when administered properly, nitrous oxide has several legitimate uses, but when abused can make people feel euphoric and relaxed, or lead others to hallucinate. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "Woman claims sucking balloon air left her paralyzed," 24 Aug. 2018 This framework can produce euphoric moments shared between everyone at the table. Charlie Theel, Ars Technica, "The Mind: Most polarizing card game of the year?," 4 Aug. 2018 For hours after the match, Mexico City resounded with the joyous cacophony of car horns, and euphoric fans turned public plazas into giant parties — waving Mexican flags, singing, chanting, spraying foam and drinking. Author: Kirk Semple, Paulina Villegas, Anchorage Daily News, "Mexico’s World Cup defeat of Germany might have been earthshaking – literally," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of euphoric

1888, in the meaning defined above

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