Definition of exhilaration in English:



  • [mass noun] A feeling of excitement, happiness, or elation.

    ‘they felt the exhilaration of victory’
    • ‘Cannes' toned-down exhilaration was because cinema was less electrifying than it had been in many years.’
    • ‘I laughed out loud in sheer pleasure, feeling the exhilaration of the contest rush through me.’
    • ‘The war game only lasts a few minutes but the tension it creates is beyond imagination and the exhilaration indescribable.’
    • ‘At other times, a sense of anticipation - not unlike at pop festivals - helped create a feeling of exhilaration.’
    • ‘I remember the pure exhilaration of tramping the steep slopes of the hills and mountains with him in search of our elusive prey.’
    elation, euphoria, exultation, exaltation, joy, happiness, delight, joyousness, jubilation, rapture, ecstasy, bliss, rhapsody
    excitement, intoxication, invigoration, ebullience, high spirits, glee, gleefulness, gaiety, animation, revitalization
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