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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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 At a true euphoric peak, sentiment surveys boast optimism. Ken Fisher, USA TODAY, "If everyone else is worried about stocks, capitalize on the fear and make a fortune," 7 July 2019 Each bite felt like another euphoric slip into enjoying myself. Laura Delarato, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Dessert in Paris That Allowed Me to Finally Enjoy Eating in Public," 3 July 2019 The figure-hugging body-con silhouette is similar to those in Wilen’s debut collection, all focused on party dressing in splashy, euphoric prints with a sportswear twist. Vogue, "Kim Kardashian West Steps Out in This Kanye-Approved New Label," 30 June 2019 From its origins as a simple note-taking app, Evernote hit euphoric highs. Erin Griffith, New York Times, "A Unicorn Lost in the Valley, Evernote Blows Up the ‘Fail Fast’ Gospel," 28 June 2019 Running’s emotional windfalls couple a sense of profound freedom with moments of euphoric joy. The Economist, "For women, running is still an act of defiance," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of euphoric

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of euphoric was in 1888

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