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Definition of euphoria noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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an extremely strong feeling of happiness and excitement that usually lasts only a short time I was in a state of euphoria all day. Euphoria soon gave way to despair. The government's current euphoria over the exchange rate is unlikely to last.
, NAmE//yuˈfɑrɪk//
adjective My euphoric mood could not last. His parents were less than euphoric about the news of his engagement. Thesaurusexcitedecstatic elated euphoric rapturous exhilaratedThese words all describe feeling or showing happiness and enthusiasm.excited feeling or showing happiness and enthusiasm:The kids were excited about their vacation plans.ecstatic very happy, excited, and enthusiastic; showing this enthusiasm:Sally was ecstatic about her new job.elated happy and excited because of something good that has happened or will happen:I was elated to learn of their engagement.euphoric very happy and excited, but usually only for a short time:I was euphoric after hearing the news.rapturous expressing extreme pleasure or enthusiasm:He was greeted with rapturous applause.exhilarated happy and excited, especially after physical activity:I felt exhilarated after a morning of skiing.Patterns to be/feel excited/elated/euphoric/exhilarated to be excited/ecstatic/elated/euphoric at something to be excited/ecstatic/elated about something to be excited/elated/exhilarated by something to be ecstatic/elated/exhilarated with something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: euphoria