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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. Bob Goalby:

    The presentation ceremony was n’t what it could have been, i sat next to Roberto and did what I could to console him. There’s video of me patting him on the leg. I felt no elation, nothing like you ’d expect from winning the biggest tournament of your life. It was awkward. It was tragic for Roberto, but it was equally unfortunate for me.

  2. Grace Speare:

    Think and feel yourself there! To achieve any aim in life, you need to project the end-result. Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy! Carrying the ecstatic feeling will bring the desired goal into view.

  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. Agnes Repplier:

    It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us. It is the elation that comes of swift contact with tingling currents of thought.

  5. Jason Whatley:

    There aren't words in the English language to describe the level of relief and elation experienced by the Thomas family, now begins another hard chapter, but for now, we celebrate.

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