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ELATION: Dictionary Entry and Meaning

Pronunciation:  i'leyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a feeling of joy and pride
  2. [n]  an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
 Synonyms: high spirits
 Antonyms: depression
 See Also: bliss, blissfulness, cloud nine, euphoria, high, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, mental state, psychological state, seventh heaven, walking on air



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*la"tion\, n. [L. elatio. See {Elate}.]
A lifting up by success; exaltation; inriation with pride of
prosperity. ``Felt the elation of triumph.'' --Sir W. Scott.

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