1. adjective [usu ADJ n] If people's faces or arms are uplifted, they are pointing them upwards or are holding them up. [literary] ⇒ The men support the ballerinas, who pose with their uplifted arms. ⇒ ...her white, uplifted chin. 2. graded adjective & adjective [v-link ADJ]
If something makes you feel uplifted, it makes you feel very cheerful and happy. ⇒ ...people whose presence left you feeling uplifted, happy and full of energy. [+ by] ⇒ ...a smile so radiant that he felt uplifted by it.
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