- Exhilaration is defined as a feeling of great happiness or excitement.
When you win the lottery, this is an example of a time when you feel exhilaration.
exhilaration definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- the act of exhilarating
- an exhilarated condition or feeling; liveliness; high spirits; stimulation
Origin: Late Latin exhilaratio
exhilaration definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The state of being stimulated, refreshed, or elated: “Few Yosemite visitors ever see snow avalanches and fewer still know the exhilaration of riding on them” (John Muir).