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[mass noun] Great happiness and exhilaration:‘Richard's elation at regaining his health was short-lived’
happiness, exhilaration, joy, joyousness, delight, gleeexcitement, animation, jubilation, exultation, ecstasy, euphoria, bliss, rapture, rhapsody, rhapsodies, cloud nine, heaven, paradise, seventh heaventhe top of the worldView synonyms
- ‘However, that elation has been mixed with some sadness as well.’
- ‘There will be fab bands and, as stated, elation that has never before been felt.’
- ‘I never knew it was possible to feel both elation and dread at the same time.’
- ‘My periods of distress and elation and my innumerable naps follow the pattern of jet lag, except I'm at home.’
- ‘It took me two months to work up the courage to ask her out and the relief and elation when she said yes was immeasurable.’
- ‘My surge of elation was fleeting; I knew it was too good to be true.’
- ‘The effort and commitment meant the result offered accomplishment rather than elation.’
- ‘Her temporary relief and elation was immediately washed away when she lifted her head again and looked around.’
- ‘And together the group experienced elation and exhaustion as they slogged through stunning terrain.’
- ‘Couldn't it be an illusion of people gone astray in elation and ecstasy?’
- ‘Laughter is a gift from the divine. It is the divine expressing joy and elation through us.’
- ‘Mood may be labile, shifting from depression to euphoria or elation to fear and panic.’
- ‘As we made our way to the car, our feeling of elation quickly fizzled.’
- ‘The feeling of elation and relief after completing the course was indescribable.’
- ‘Misery gave way to elation, however, when spears of sunlight rent the clouds, gilding the watery flatlands of Lewis.’
- ‘Taking off to places unknown, with your motorcycle for company and a feeling of elation can be a great experience.’
- ‘We caught the shuttle back to Heathrow, and arrived back with our heads still dizzy with emotion, a mixture of elation and relief.’
- ‘Eventually the finish line draws into view and it is at an end: a complex surge of relief and elation floods the veins.’
- ‘The trek entails moments of extreme discomfort as well as overwhelming joy and elation.’
- ‘You feel everything from a nervousness bordering on paranoia to relief and - hopefully - elation.’
Late Middle English: from Old French elacion, from Latin elat- raised, from the verb efferre (see elate).
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