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elate | elation | elated

elation elated elate
great happiness or excitement
  • How to Memorize
    • elation - joy
  • Analysis

    ‘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.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsjubilationeuphoria, ecstasy,
  • Example(s)
    1. Our elation at agreeing the lucrative deal was short-lived because their legal team discovered an issue with the contract.

    2. I was elated when my wife told me that she was pregnant. We’ve wanted to start a family for years.

    3. The news of her promotion seemed to worry Anne rather than elate her. Perhaps she doesn’t want the extra responsibility.