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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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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Same as jujitsu or Spartan Races or cooking, that focus can feel euphoric. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "How To Get Started in Motorcycles," 8 July 2019 In this context, the celebration of the 50-year anniversary of Stonewall may feel euphoric. Moisés Kaufman, New York Times, "Moisés Kaufman: A Dangerous Euphoria," 16 June 2019 There was a contagious, euphoric feeling on the entire property, and that glow reflected on our guests’ faces. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "Funk Musician Adeline Wore a Vintage Silk Dress Down the Aisle During Golden Hour in Provence," 6 June 2019 Landes’ elliptical modus operandi channels all that physicality to create a euphoric narrative language. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Heaven, Earth and war collide in Alejandro Landes’ visceral ‘Monos’," 12 Sep. 2019 Tucker said when asked if his team might be caught emotionally flat coming off a euphoric comeback victory against Nebraska last weekend. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, "Mel Tucker: I don’t expect a Nebraska hangover for CU Buffs," 10 Sep. 2019 Leitão, of course, is correct on all fronts, but there’s no question the atmosphere around the event would have been even more euphoric if Orlando City were as relevant on the pitch as it’s been off the pitch. Mike Bianchi, Pro Soccer USA, "Orlando City needs to build on soccer momentum created by MLS All-Star Game," 2 Aug. 2019 Editor’s Suite Choice: Book one of the Grand Suites for euphoric grandeur, private bathrooms, and free-flowing champagne. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "Nice and Slow: 3 Luxurious Train Journeys Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime," 29 July 2019 Protesters shut down the main expressway in San Juan as the euphoric demonstration spread across more than eight lanes of highway. Washington Post, "Puerto Rico governor says he will resign amid intense political pressure, sweeping protests," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of euphoric

1888, in the meaning defined above

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