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


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 formseu·phor·ic [yoo-fawr-ik, -for-] /yuˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/, adjectiveeu·phor·i·cal·ly, adverb

Definition for euphorically (2 of 2)


[ yoo-fawr-ik, -for- ]
/ yuˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr- /


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

Related formseu·phor·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for euphorically


/ (juːˈfɔːrɪə) /


a feeling of great elation, esp when exaggerated

Derived Formseuphoric (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 euphorically


[ yōō-fôrē-ə ]


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

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