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elated

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adjective
  1. very happy or proud; jubilant; in high spirits: an elated winner of a contest.

Origin of elated

First recorded in 1605–15; elate + -ed2
Related formse·lat·ed·ly, adverbe·lat·ed·ness, nounsu·per·e·lat·ed, adjectiveun·e·lat·ed, adjective

Synonyms

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overjoyed, ecstatic.

Antonyms

dejected.
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Examples from the Web for elatedly

Historical Examples

  • Nor would he say more, though he most elatedly held a secret.

    Ruggles of Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • "I think we're holdin' our own," said the captain, elatedly.

  • They had hailed him so noisily, so elatedly, press and public alike.

    Winner Take All

    Larry Evans


British Dictionary definitions for elatedly

elated

adjective
  1. full of high spirits, exhilaration, pride or optimism; very happy
Derived Formselatedly, adverbelatedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for elatedly

elated

adj.

1610s, past participle adjective from elate.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper