euphoria
[ yoo-fawr-ee-uh ]
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Origin + Etymology
late 17th centurymodern Latin, from Greek, from euphoros "borne well, healthy," from eu "well' + pherein ‘to bear"
Synonyms
  • elation exhilaration glee joy
Antonyms
  • depression sorrow unhappiness
Definition
a state of intense happiness and self-confidence
Example
A) She felt an intense wave of euphoria as she heard the audience clap at the end of her performance. B) He chased the feeling of euphoria that came from traveling to new places.
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