great happiness or excitement
elation - joy
‘Elation’ is more than just happiness, it is a feeling of euphoria or extreme, exhilarating joy. Such an emotion is not experienced very often and typically only occurs as a result of a significant success or milestone in your life, or occasionally even from a feeling of intense relief.
Our elation at agreeing the lucrative deal was short-lived because their legal team discovered an issue with the contract.
I was elated when my wife told me that she was pregnant. We’ve wanted to start a family for years.
The news of her promotion seemed to worry Anne rather than elate her. Perhaps she doesn’t want the extra responsibility.