Synonyms and Antonyms of exhilarate
1 to cause a pleasurable stimulation of the feelings the exhilarating feeling of flying that hang gliding offers Synonyms charge, electrify, excite, thrill, galvanize, intoxicate, pump up, titillate, turn onRelated Words arouse, incite, inspire, provoke, stimulate; bewitch, captivate, charm, delight, enchant, enthrall (or enthral), hypnotize, mesmerize, rivet, spellbind; interest, intrigue, tantalizeNear Antonyms bore, jade, pall, tire, weary; deject, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit
2 to fill with great joy the climactic moment of commencement ceremonies usually exhilarates graduates and proud parents alike Synonyms elevate, enrapture, elate, intoxicate, transportRelated Words commove, excite, inspire, stimulate, uplift; content, delight, gladden, gratify, please, rejoice, satisfy, warmNear Antonyms demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit; distress, oppress, saddenAntonyms depress
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