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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A feeling of great happiness or well-being.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An excited state of joy, a good feeling, a state of intense happiness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a strong pleasant feeling of well-being or happiness; it is often caused by attainment of a desired goal or other incident of accomplishment, but may irrationally accompany a pathological manic state.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology: A disposition to bear pain well.
  • n. The state of feeling well, especially when occurring in a diseased person. Also called eupathia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a feeling of great (usually exaggerated) elation

Etymologies

New Latin, from Greek, from euphoros, healthy : eu-, eu- + pherein, to bear; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin, from Ancient Greek εὐφορία (euphoria), from εὔφορος (euphoros, "bearing well"), from εὖ (eu, "well") + φέρειν (pherein, "to bear"). (Wiktionary)

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