Definition of euphoria in US English:



  • A feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness.

    ‘the euphoria of success will fuel your desire to continue training’
    • ‘Of course, they put in one that when stimulated, made the rat experience feelings of euphoria.’
    • ‘Any euphoria from that win had drained away long before the final results were announced about 2am.’
    • ‘The euphoria gone, some are left with a sense of emptiness, of an adventure unfulfilled.’
    • ‘Whether the current euphoria and commitment lasts remains to be seen.’
    • ‘My partner got the paper and initially told me I wasn't there, but my disappointment soon turned to euphoria.’
    • ‘What is inducing this euphoria that proclaims that all is right with my world?’
    • ‘The initial euphoria is fast getting buried under the unrealized expectations of the masses.’
    • ‘Once the moment of euphoria had passed, would not life threaten to be as empty as the drained glass of celebratory champagne?’
    • ‘And so any result achieved against the Glasgow clubs continues to be treated with euphoria.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As the initial euphoria wore off, so did the interest of potential investors.’
    • ‘What he is doing or thinking Last night's bender has induced a kind of euphoria.’
    • ‘We are supposed to get a scalp-tingling rush of euphoria as the West Germans win big on the footballing field of dreams.’
    • ‘His euphoria illuminates every folky note, but you don't necessarily want to share the whole shebang.’
    • ‘If it wins you have to feel a very particular brand of euphoria.’
    • ‘The last issue is always a celebratory spoof, done in the spirit of end-of-year euphoria.’
    • ‘After that initial euphoria, heroin causes an alternately wakeful and drowsy state.’
    • ‘Moments of euphoria are so often followed by gut-wrenching disappointments.’
    • ‘The euphoria reached phenomenal levels when the kids got a chance to share the stage with their stars.’
    • ‘This summer, with its release of public euphoria, will redefine the careers of those 12 players.’
    elation, happiness, joy, joyousness, delight, glee, excitement, exhilaration, animation, jubilation, exultation
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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’.