a strong feeling of excitement and happiness
exhilaration - delight
Unlike other terms that share a similar meaning, such as ‘elation’, ‘exhilaration’ is often used in the context of thrill-seeking. In other words, it is commonly used to describe something that causes a rush of adrenaline and stimulates a mixture of fear, excitement, and joy in somebody.
It was wonderful to share the exhilaration of victory with my teammates.
Sky-diving was an exhilarating experience. It was a thrill from start to finish.
The movie’s big-budget special effects and dramatic set pieces are likely to exhilarate cinema-going fans.