feeling or generating intense happiness, confidence, and a sense of well-being: I’ve experienced both crushing defeat and euphoric victory.She was euphoric when she received the Oscar.
Psychiatry. relating to or experiencing a pathologically exaggerated feeling of happiness, confidence, or energy: During a manic phase, people with bipolar disorder are usually euphoric and believe they can accomplish anything.
- eu·phor·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use euphoric in a sentence
First and foremost, it delivers the almost euphoric refreshment that comes from seeing a major Hollywood film populated almost entirely by people of color.Triumphant ‘In the Heights’ is the musical we need | John Paul King | June 11, 2021 | Washington Blade
Giving in was not an option Wednesday night, not with a small but euphoric crowd spurring on the home team with the type of energy not felt in more than a year.Wizards welcome back fans, fend off Warriors on eventful night at Capital One Arena | Ava Wallace | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Catnip’s repellent effect on insects — and its euphoric effect on felines — has been documented for millennia.Catnip repels insects. Scientists may have finally found out how | Erin Garcia de Jesus | March 4, 2021 | Science News
It’s the same posture taken by zealots claiming that this euphoric market has legs that can churn forward ever faster.
In a year of euphoric demand for growth stocks, particularly EV makers, this one stood out.Little Big Shorts: How tiny ‘activist’ firms became sheriffs in the stock market’s Wild West | Bernhard Warner | December 3, 2020 | Fortune
The director, Jonathan Demme, offers us a continuous rock experience that keeps building, becoming ever more intense and euphoric.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession | Pauline Kael | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
My dad in a kind of manic phase, feeling really euphoric and excited and like [sharp breath intake] kind of high.Molly Shannon on ‘Life After Beth,’ Turning 50, and ‘Never Been Kissed’ | Melissa Leon | August 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But when I wrote the check, it was the most euphoric feeling.
Over-the-counter cough syrup may also be used, though the effects of that are more hallucinogenic than euphoric.Lil Wayne Hospitalization: What the Hell Is Sizzurp? | Melissa Leon | March 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Upon hearing the news that the bill had passed in 2010, like many suffering with chronic pain, Portuguez was euphoric.New Jersey Patients in Pain Over Scarcity of Medical Marijuana | Abby Haglage | February 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Both wore street jackets and both men had the unmistakable air of euphoric calm that came within seconds of Alcorn's approach.Assignment's End | Roger Dee
The expression was finally used in earnest, and, by euphoric changes, reached its present shape.
Using subliminal verbal stimuli in his tickler, a man can be given constant supportive euphoric therapy 24 hours a day!The Creature from Cleveland Depths | Fritz Reuter Leiber
"He's euphoric," Paula said again, but her face was stricken.The Stars, My Brothers | Edmond Hamilton