Origin of elationClassical Latin elatio: see elate
The feeling you feel when your first child is born is an example of elation.
(countable and uncountable, plural elations)
- An exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
- A feeling of joy and pride
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”).
- His elation increased at the sight of the little girl he had saved.
- 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.
- On the other hand, the Prussians were new to the battlefield, and the reaction after the elation of victory was intense; moreover, if what happened at Hiihnerwasser affords a guide, the staff would have required some days to disentangle the units which had fought and to assign them fresh objectives.
- The elation of the Protestants at the accession of Henry IV.
- The elation and confidence drawn from the Manchester meetings ' The crown had in 1871 appointed the Rev. W.