Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective 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.

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

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

  • noun a feeling of great (usually exaggerated) elation

Etymologies

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

[New Latin, from Greek, from euphoros, healthy : eu-, eu- + pherein, to bear; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

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From New Latin, from Ancient Greek εὐφορία (euphoria), from εὔφορος (euphoros, "bearing well"), from εὖ (eu, "well") + φέρειν (pherein, "to bear").

Examples

  • But the euphoria is about one year, Dychtwald says, until ...

    Retirement unfolds in five stages for hearty boomers

  • The tidings of 'Change' which sent the nation in euphoria with the coming of Obama have evaporated.

    'People have a right to be grouchy,' Axelrod says

  • The most technically flawless jazz singer is not necessarily the best, but Holland's Fay Claassen's virtuosity comes with a kind of built-in euphoria that demolishes resistance.

    Fay Claassen: Sing – Review

  • This British dude just said the "f" word (he was bleeped, my ears were saved), and Danny Boyle's face is frozen in euphoria behind him.

    Live-Blogging The Golden Globes With MTV News’ Jim Cantiello » MTV Movies Blog

  • Recognize when they are employing "magic"::: Peaked euphoria is the fuel of dysfunction and can help you identify these "open doors" in your life.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • Recognize when they are employing "magic"::: Peaked euphoria is the fuel of dysfunction and can help you identify these "open doors" in your life.

    Saturday morning rant (story v language)

  • Recognize when they are employing "magic"::: Peaked euphoria is the fuel of dysfunction and can help you identify these "open doors" in your life.

    Only The English are British

  • And -- though the author's description of crowd euphoria is appealing and not conservative or reactionary -- some people's euphoric impulses are dangerous to themselves and others.

    Boing Boing

  • Recognize when they are employing "magic"::: Peaked euphoria is the fuel of dysfunction and can help you identify these "open doors" in your life.

    Letter Two

  • Recognize when they are employing "magic"::: Peaked euphoria is the fuel of dysfunction and can help you identify these "open doors" in your life.

    Your Right Hand Thief

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  • Maybe he meant... euphoria?

    September 17, 2009

  • Haha!

    September 17, 2009

  • "So we stand upon the ledges of our lives

    With our respective similarities -

    It's either sadness or euphoria." - Bill Joel "Summer, Highland Falls".

    February 17, 2010