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euphoria

Definition:

a feeling of great (usually exaggerated) elation

Class:

feeling noun (feelings and emotions)

Plural:

euphorias

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

euphory

Etymology:

a physician's term for "condition of feeling healthy and comfortable (especially...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Euphoria

medically recognized as a mental and emotional condition in which a person experiences intense feelings of well-being, elation, happiness, excitement, and joy. Technically, euphoria is an affect, but the term is often colloquially used to define... (36 of 1499 words, 3 images)

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Euphoria (disambiguation)

an emotional and mental state defined as a sense of great elation and well being. Euphoria may also refer to: Euphoria (beetle), a genus of scarab beetles | Euphoria, a genus name previously used for the longan and other trees | New York Euphoria ... (42 of 492 words, 37 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

euphoria

a feeling of great elation, especially when exaggerated (8 of 459 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/euphoria

Merriam-Webster:

euphoria | cloud nine [synonym] | elatedness [synonym] | elation [synonym] | ecstasy [synonym] | exhilaration [synonym] | heaven [synonym] | high [synonym] | intoxication [synonym] | ...

a feeling of well-being or elation (6 of 148 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/euphoria

Oxford Dictionary:

euphoria

a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness (9 of 78 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/euphoria

Macmillan British Dictionary:

euphoria [uncountable]

a feeling of great happiness that usually lasts for a short time only (13 of 43 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/euphoria

American Heritage Dictionary:

euphoria | euphoric [adjective, related] | euphorically [adverb, related]

A feeling of great happiness or well-being. (7 of 36 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/euphoria

New World Dictionary:

euphoria | euphoric [adjective, related]

a feeling of vigor, well-being, or high spirits (8 of 33 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/euphoria

Cambridge Dictionary:

euphoria

extreme happiness, sometimes more than is reasonable in a particular situation (11 of 29 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/euphoria

Random House Dictionary:

euphoria [psychology]

a feeling of happiness, confidence, or well-being sometimes exaggerated in pathological states as mania. (14 of 21 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/euphoria

Wiktionary:

euphoria | euphorias [plural] | euphorie [French] | euphories [French, plural]

An excited state of joy, a good feeling, a state of intense happiness. (13 of 19 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/euphoria

Encarta Dictionary:

euphoria

a feeling of great joy, excitement, or well-being (8 of 40 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609387​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

euphoria

First use: 1727

Origin: a physician's term for "condition of feeling healthy and comfortable (especially when sick)," medical Latin, from Greek euphoria "power of ... (21 of 48 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=euphoria

Oxford Dictionary:

euphoria

First use: late 17th century

Origin: (denoting well-being produced in a sick person by the use of drugs): modern Latin, from Greek, from euphoros "borne well, healthy", from ... (25 of 30 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/euphoria

Wiktionary:

euphoria | euphorias [plural]

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

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/euphoria

American Heritage Dictionary:

euphoria

Origin: New Latin, from Greek, from euphoros, healthy: eu-, eu- + pherein, to bear; see bher- [entry 1] in Indo-European roots.

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New World Dictionary:

euphoria

Origin: Modern Latin from Greek, power of bearing easily from euphoros, bearing well from eu- (see "eu-") + pherein, "bear"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/euphoria

Merriam-Webster:

euphoria

First use: about 1751

Origin: New Latin, from Greek, from euphoros healthy, from eu- + pherein to bear

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/euphoria

Collins Dictionary:

euphoria

First use: 19th century

Origin: from Greek: good ability to endure, from eu- + pherein to bear

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/euphoria

Encarta Dictionary:

euphoria

First use: Late 17th century

Origin: modern Latin from Greek from euphoros "borne well, healthy"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609387​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

euphoria | euphorias [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "euphoria"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/euphoria

Collins Dictionary:

euphoria

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "euphoria"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "euphoria"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/euphoria

Macmillan British Dictionary:

euphoria [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "euphoria"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/euphoria

Macmillan American Dictionary:

euphoria [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "euphoria"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/euphoria

Cambridge Dictionary:

euphoria

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "euphoria"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "euphoria"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/euphoria

the Free Dictionary:

euphoria

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "euphoria"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "euphoria"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "euphoria" by speech synthesizer

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euphory

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "euphory"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "euphory"

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Google Dictionary:

euphoria

Audio: English pronunciation of "euphoria"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

euphoria

Audio: North American pronunciation of "euphoria"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=euphor​02 word=euphoria

YourDictionary Audio:

euphoria

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "euphoria" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/euphoria

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