- 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
Related Words for euphoriajubilation, joy, glee, elation, exhilaration, frenzy, relaxation, madness, exultation, rapture, exaltation, ecstasy, health, intoxication, bliss, dreamland, transport
Examples from the Web for euphoria
Contemporary Examples of euphoria
“She was tireless and often seemed in a state of euphoria,” Pausini told police, according to the documents.Nurse Nasty Suspected of Killing 38 People in Italy
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 15, 2014
But her euphoria evaporates when she realizes he is simply trying to pretend she is a man.Allison Janney’s Incredible ‘Double O’ and That ‘Masters of Sex’ Love Scene
July 14, 2014
In the years since, it has become harder to maintain the euphoria of those early months of the Arab uprisings.Defeating the Arab Spring Syndrome of Self-Defeat
October 15, 2013
Flooding your brain with dopamine and serotonin, it not only heightens feelings of euphoria, but empathy and love as well.Molly: The Dangerous Drug That’s Too Good to Quit
September 8, 2013
She says she wanted to create a place where people could receive the "euphoria" that comes from beautification and pampering.A Picasso Manicure? The Rise of Fine-Art Nails.
September 3, 2013
Historical Examples of euphoria
When he had awakened, it had been with the euphoria all gone and with his present hangover.The Stars, My Brothers
Metchnikoff speaks somewhere of an instinct toward death and the euphoria which accompanies its realization.Creative Intelligence
John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
It seems to be one form of the random activity that goes with euphoria.
The baby seems to smile, at first, just from good spirits (euphoria).
Alcohol has a very definite tendency to produce a state of euphoria, that is, of well-being.Health Through Will Power
James J. Walsh
- a feeling of great elation, esp when exaggerated
Word Origin for euphoria
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.
- A feeling of great happiness or well-being, commonly exaggerated and not necessarily well founded.