A Word A Day : Euphoria

Monday, 29th October 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Noun )

Pronunciation : yoo-fáw-ree-a

1. A feeling of great joy, excitement, or well-being

2. Extreme happiness

3. A feeling of great happiness or well-being


Late 17th century - Via modern Latin - Greek - euphoros - borne well, healthy


Elation, Ecstasy, Joy, Jubilation, Rapture, Excitement, Exhilaration, Bliss, Exultation


Dysphoria, Despair

Contextual Examples:

• She was in a state of euphoria after her win.

Related Words :

1. Euphoric: Adjective

2. Euphorically: Adverb

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