- 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
- intensely happy or confident: She was euphoric when she received the Oscar.
- Psychology. in a state of happy and confident well-being sometimes exaggerated in pathological states as mania.
Origin of euphoric
- 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.