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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

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British Dictionary definitions for elatedness


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



1610s, past participle adjective from elate.

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