Elation definition

ēlāzhən, ilāzhən
A feeling of exultant joy or pride; high spirits.
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Elation is defined as a feeling of great happiness or joy.

The feeling you feel when your first child is born is an example of elation.

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An exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression.
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A feeling of joy and pride.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
elation
Plural:
elations

Origin of elation

  • From Middle English elacioun, from Old French elacion, from Latin ēlātiōnem, accusative singular of ēlātiō (“exaltation, elevation; pride, elation”), from ēlātus, perfect passive participle of efferō (“bring forth or out; raise; exalt”), from ē (“out of”), short form of ex, + ferō (“carry, bear”).

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