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euphoria

[ yoo-fawr-ee-uh ]
/ yuˈfɔr i ə /
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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.
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Origin of euphoria

First recorded in 1880–85; from New Latin, from Greek euphoría “state of well-being”; see eu-, -phore, -ia

OTHER WORDS FROM euphoria

eu·phor·ic [yoo-fawr-ik, -for-], /yuˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for euphoria

euphoria
/ (juːˈfɔːrɪə) /

noun
a feeling of great elation, esp when exaggerated

Derived forms of euphoria

euphoric (juːˈfɒrɪk), adjective

Word Origin for euphoria

C19: from Greek: good ability to endure, from eu- + pherein to bear
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