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Definitions for elation
ɪˈleɪ ʃənela·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elationnoun

    an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression

  2. elation, high spirits, lightnessnoun

    a feeling of joy and pride


  1. elationnoun

    An exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression

  2. elationnoun

    A feeling of joy and pride

  3. Etymology: From elacioun, from elacion, from elationem, accusative singular of elatio, from elatus, perfect passive participle of effero, from e, short form of ex, + fero.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Elationnoun

    Haughtiness proceeding from success; pride of prosperity.

    Etymology: from elate.

    God began to punish this vain elation of mind, by withdrawing his favours. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.


  1. Elation

    Elation is an emotion of happiness.


  1. elation

    Elation is a state of extreme happiness, joy, or excitement. It is often associated with a sense of accomplishment, victory, or triumph, expressing exhilaration or jubilation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elationnoun

    a lifting up by success; exaltation; inriation with pride of prosperity

  2. Etymology: [L. elatio. See Elate.]

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Anagrams for elation »

  1. Oltenia

  2. toenail

  3. alnoite

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of elation in a Sentence

  1. Socrates:

    Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.

  2. Donna Kelce:

    This was an elation to see you get a touchdown in a playoff game, i mean oh my gosh, how good did that feel? How good does that feel after all these years?

  3. R. A. Salvatore, Siege of Darkness:

    To any intelligent being, there is no emotion more important than hope. Individually or collectively, we must hope that the future will be better than the past, that our offspring, and theirs after them, will be a bit closer to an ideal society, whatever our perception of that might be... It is at those times when we feel we are contributing to that ultimate end... we feel true elation.

  4. Jason Haag:

    There's always that sense of elation that comes with going home but then it goes away and you are left alone with your thoughts. You realize that you don't have your Marines watching your back and you're still having nightmares and you think to yourself 'Holy crap! Where's my gun?'.

  5. Seth Waugh:

    While we welcome enthusiastic fan engagement, we regret that a moment of high elation and pent-up emotion by spectators on the 18th hole... briefly overwhelmed security and made two players and their caddies feel vulnerable, we always put player safety at the top of our list and are grateful that order was restored.

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