definitions
  • synonyms

euphoria

[ yoo-fawr-ee-uh, -fohr- ]
/ yuˈfɔr i ə, -ˈfoʊr- /
|
SEE MORE SYNONYMS FOR euphoria ON THESAURUS.COM

noun

a state of intense happiness and self-confidence: She was flooded with euphoria as she went to the podium to receive her Student Research Award.
Psychology. a feeling of happiness, confidence, or well-being sometimes exaggerated in pathological states as mania.

RELATED CONTENT

READ MORE

RELATED WORDS

Nearby words

euphony, euphorbia, euphorbia pilulifera, euphorbiaceous, euphoretic, euphoria, euphoriant, euphoric, euphorigenic, euphotic, euphotic zone

Origin of euphoria

1880–85; < New Latin < Greek euphoría state of well-being. See eu-, -phore, -ia
Related formseu·phor·ic [yoo-fawr-ik, -for-] /yuˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/, adjectiveeu·phor·i·cal·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for euphoria

British Dictionary definitions for euphoria

euphoria

/ (juːˈfɔːrɪə) /

noun

a feeling of great elation, esp when exaggerated
Derived Formseuphoric (juːˈfɒrɪk), adjective

Word Origin for euphoria

C19: from Greek: good ability to endure, from eu- + pherein to bear
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for euphoria

euphoria


n.

1727, a physician's term for "condition of feeling healthy and comfortable (especially when sick)," medical Latin, from Greek euphoria "power of enduring easily," from euphoros, literally "bearing well," from eu "well" (see eu-) + pherein "to carry" (see infer). Non-technical use, now the main one, dates to 1882 and is perhaps a reintroduction.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for euphoria

euphoria

[ yōō-fôrē-ə ]

n.

A feeling of great happiness or well-being, commonly exaggerated and not necessarily well founded.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.