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  • adj. Feeling great well-being or elation or intense happiness; characterized by euphoria.
  • n. A drug that causes euphoria; a euphoriant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. strongly experiencing a feeling of well-being; feeling euphoria. Opposite of dysphoric.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to, characteristic of, or characterized by euphoria.

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

  • adj. exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation


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  • One morning in late 1996, Taylor, a research scientist who worked at the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center (a.k.a., the Brain Bank), awoke with a sharp pain behind her left eye, and soon enough — as her speech and motor functions failed her, as she melted into what she called a euphoric stupor and lost all sense of where “Dr. Jill” ended and the rest of the universe began — she realized this was no ordinary headache.

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  • I never felt euphoric from the codeine I was taking (and in fact, it DID NOT even get rid of the occasional headache or sore neck), but I expect it helped a little.

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  • While it may be a welcomed near term euphoric shot in the arm, this is analogous to looking down the road at the high cost (pain factor) to pay/endure as there is analogously from withdrawal from any addictive drug.

    Protectionism (vis-a-vis Commulism) and the Proposed "Obama ECONALISM (ECONomic SurvivALISM) Plan"

  • But the moves can hardly be described as euphoric.

    A Summer of Rest, Not Rise, for Euro

  • As someone who grew up watching contests that were the domain of giants such as Rush and Barnes, Sharp and Steven, he vividly recalls euphoric highs after victories but, equally, will never forget the desolation of defeat.


  • After what can only be described as a euphoric inauguration, Obama has encountered some trouble.

    National Coalition for History

  • He derided the 'euphoric' reaction of observers and news reports nationwide, saying he's 'never seen a superintendent receive less scrutiny than Chancellor [Michelle Rhee].' ...

    DeMorning DeBonis: July 27, 2010

  • Residents of Sheffield57, perhaps the most ill-starred condo conversion in recent history, are "euphoric" that developer Kent Swig and his junior partners on Thursday formally lost control of the project they began four years ago.

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  • This is the kind of euphoric fever dream one has when they mix Percocet and Jolt cola.

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  • I realised how i NEVER ever use 'euphoric' or 'exhilarated' or whatsoever.

    yanxious Diary Entry


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  • "But that was completely responsible for the euphoric mood I was in, not even close." - Twilight, Stephanie Meyer, pg.145

    December 1, 2010