euphoria

[ yoo-fawr-ee-uh, -fohr- ]
/ yuˈfɔr i ə, -ˈfoʊr- /

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.

Origin of euphoria

1880–85; < New Latin < Greek euphoría state of well-being. See eu-, -phore, -ia

Related forms

eu·phor·ic [yoo-fawr-ik, -for-] /yuˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/, adjectiveeu·phor·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for euphoria

euphoria

/ (juːˈfɔːrɪə) /

noun

a feeling of great elation, esp when exaggerated

Derived Forms

euphoric (juːˈfɒrɪk), adjective

Word Origin for euphoria

C19: from Greek: good ability to endure, from eu- + pherein to bear
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Medicine definitions for euphoria

euphoria

[ yōō-fôrē-ə ]

n.

A feeling of great happiness or well-being, commonly exaggerated and not necessarily well founded.
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