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.
An exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression.
A feeling of joy and pride.
Other Word Forms
Origin of elation
From Middle English elacioun, from Old French elacion, from Latinēlātiōnem, 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”).
Elation Sentence Examples
His elation increased at the sight of the little girl he had saved.
Or do they want to share the elation of the United players?
The story in Acts differs slightly from that in Josephus, who describes how in the midst of his elation he saw an owl perched over his head.
Itfs more on showing the rare skill of getting your idea across to someone else expressing the elation you have for it.
The baths in the Ganga gave him great spiritual elation, and the first one was always taken before dawn.