Definition of euphoria in English:



  • [mass noun] A feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness.

    ‘in his euphoria, he had become convinced he could defeat them’
    • ‘My partner got the paper and initially told me I wasn't there, but my disappointment soon turned to euphoria.’
    • ‘The euphoria gone, some are left with a sense of emptiness, of an adventure unfulfilled.’
    • ‘Once the moment of euphoria had passed, would not life threaten to be as empty as the drained glass of celebratory champagne?’
    • ‘We are supposed to get a scalp-tingling rush of euphoria as the West Germans win big on the footballing field of dreams.’
    • ‘What he is doing or thinking Last night's bender has induced a kind of euphoria.’
    • ‘After that initial euphoria, heroin causes an alternately wakeful and drowsy state.’
    • ‘Whether the current euphoria and commitment lasts remains to be seen.’
    • ‘And so any result achieved against the Glasgow clubs continues to be treated with euphoria.’
    • ‘The last issue is always a celebratory spoof, done in the spirit of end-of-year euphoria.’
    • ‘If it wins you have to feel a very particular brand of euphoria.’
    • ‘As the initial euphoria wore off, so did the interest of potential investors.’
    • ‘The euphoria reached phenomenal levels when the kids got a chance to share the stage with their stars.’
    • ‘His euphoria illuminates every folky note, but you don't necessarily want to share the whole shebang.’
    • ‘This summer, with its release of public euphoria, will redefine the careers of those 12 players.’
    • ‘Any euphoria from that win had drained away long before the final results were announced about 2am.’
    • ‘The initial euphoria is fast getting buried under the unrealized expectations of the masses.’
    • ‘Moments of euphoria are so often followed by gut-wrenching disappointments.’
    • ‘Even thinking about seeing it brings a feeling of euphoria so intense that I'm having to resist the urge to go and lie down.’
    • ‘What is inducing this euphoria that proclaims that all is right with my world?’
    • ‘Of course, they put in one that when stimulated, made the rat experience feelings of euphoria.’
    elation, happiness, joy, joyousness, delight, glee, excitement, exhilaration, animation, jubilation, exultation
    ecstasy, bliss, rapture, rhapsody, rhapsodies, intoxication, cloud nine, heaven, paradise, seventh heaven
    the top of the world
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Late 17th century (denoting well-being produced in a sick person by the use of drugs): modern Latin, from Greek, from euphoros borne well, healthy, from eu well + pherein to bear.