exhilaration


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ex·hil·a·ra·tion

 (ĭg-zĭl′ə-rā′shən)
n.
The state of being stimulated, refreshed, or elated: "Few Yosemite visitors ever see snow avalanches and fewer still know the exhilaration of riding on them" (John Muir).

ex•hil•a•ra•tion

(ɪgˌzɪl əˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. exhilarated condition or feeling.
2. the act of exhilarating.
[1615–25; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exhilaration - the feeling of lively and cheerful joyexhilaration - the feeling of lively and cheerful joy; "he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed"
joy, joyfulness, joyousness - the emotion of great happiness
thrill, kick, boot, bang, flush, rush, charge - the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"
intoxication - excitement and elation beyond the bounds of sobriety; "the intoxication of wealth and power"
titillation - a tingling feeling of excitement (as from teasing or tickling)

exhilaration

exhilaration

noun
Translations
إبْتِهاج، نَشْوَه
glædeopstemthed
kæti, glaîværî, hressing

exhilaration

[ɪgˌzɪləˈreɪʃən] N (= elation) → alegría f, regocijo m; (= excitement) → excitación f
the exhilaration of speedlo emocionante de la velocidad

exhilaration

[ɪgˌzɪləˈreɪʃən] neuphorie f, ivresse f

exhilaration

nHochgefühl nt; the exhilaration of flyingdas Hochgefühl beim Fliegen

exhilaration

[ɪgˌzɪləˈreɪʃn] nallegria

exhilarate

(igˈziləreit) verb
to make (a person) feel happy and lively. He was exhilarated by the walk.
exˌhilaˈration noun
exˈhilarating adjective
an exhilarating walk.
References in classic literature ?
It not a little resembled the exhilaration of wine.
It might be the exhilaration of that potent cordial which is distilled only in the furnace-glow of earnest and long-continued thought.
into a stillness, a pause of all life, that had nothing to do with the more or less noise that at the moment we might be engaged in making and that I could hear through any deepened exhilaration or quickened recitation or louder strum of the piano.
The dancers are dull and heavy--most of them have been drinking hard, and have long ago passed the stage of exhilaration.
No, that is probably not true; one thinks he would not look if he knew what was coming, but the interest and the excitement are so powerful that they would doubtless conquer all other feelings; and so, under the fierce exhilaration of the clashing steel, he would yield and look after all.
I have just received my dispatches, and taken my farewell of Allenham; and by way of exhilaration I am now come to take my farewell of you.
My cousins, full of exhilaration, were so eloquent in narrative and comment, that their fluency covered St.
He then returned to the punch, in the highest state of exhilaration.
Her paroxysms of exhilaration, followed by a gnawing sense of failure and uselessness, were known to her mother only as "wildness" and "low spirits," to be combated by needlework as a sedative, or beef tea as a stimulant.
They merged at last into a kind of hysterical exhilaration.
Meanwhile, the three gentlemen behaved in such a manner as proved that the water of the Fountain of Youth possessed some intoxicating qualities; unless, indeed, their exhilaration of spirits were merely a lightsome dizziness caused by the sudden removal of the weight of years.
Notwithstanding this accidental introduction to one of the nicest distinctions of good society, and the general exhilaration that prevailed in our party, I was far from being perfectly happy.