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.
- the act of exhilarating
- an exhilarated condition or feeling; liveliness; high spirits; stimulation
Origin of exhilarationLate Latin exhilaratio
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).
(countable and uncountable, plural exhilarations)