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Definitions of elated

elated (ɪˈleɪtɪd



  1. full of high spirits, exhilaration, pride or optimism; very happy

Derived Forms

eˈlatedly  adverb
eˈlatedness  noun


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= joyful, excited, delighted, proud, cheered, thrilled, elevated, animated, roused, exhilarated, ecstatic, jubilant, joyous, over the moon (informal), overjoyed, blissful, euphoric, rapt, gleeful, sent, puffed up, exultant, in high spirits, on cloud nine (informal), cock-a-hoop, blissed out, in seventh heaven, floating or walking on air, stoked (Australian) ( & New Zealand) (informal)

elate (ɪˈleɪt



  1. (transitive) to fill with high spirits, exhilaration, pride or optimism

Word Origin

C16: from Latin ēlāt- stem of past participle of efferre to bear away, from ferre to carry

Translations for 'elated'

  • British English: elated If you are elated, you are extremely happy and excited because of something that has happened. ADJECTIVEI was elated that my second heart bypass had been successful.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: exultante
  • Chinese: 兴高采烈的兴興高采烈的
  • European Spanish: eufórico eufórica
  • French: fou de joie folle de joie
  • German: begeistert
  • Italian: al colmo della gioia
  • Japanese: 大喜びの
  • Korean: 매우 행복한
  • Portuguese: exultante
  • Spanish: eufórico eufórica

Example Sentences Including 'elated'

Mahoney's mouth was dry and his face clammy, and his heart elated.
Davis, John Gordon Seize the Reckless Wind
In spite of my anxiety about Felicity, I felt rather elated.
Holt, Victoria The Road to Paradise Island
He sensed the terror in Donal; it made him feel elated , excitement coursed through his veins.
Fraser, Christine Marion Noble Beginnnings


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