Synonyms for elation

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ih-ley-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : ɪˈleɪ ʃən

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Définition of elation

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Old French elacion "elation, conceit, arrogance, vanity," from Latin elationem (nominative elatio), noun of action from elatus "elevated," form used as past participle of efferre, from ex- "out" + latus (see oblate (n.)), past participle of ferre "carry" (see infer). Metaphoric sense of "lifting spirits" was in Latin and has always been the principal meaning in English.
  • noun extreme happiness
Example sentences :
  • Pat's elation lasted him overnight and even well on into the next day.
  • Extract from : « The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys » by Gulielma Zollinger
  • My father is a man who seldom gives way to any elation of mind.
  • Extract from : « Vivian Grey » by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • Tom returned, with eyes shining, and cheeks flushed with elation.
  • Extract from : « Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout » by Victor Appleton
  • This gave him no elation, because he had taken it for granted she would receive him.
  • Extract from : « Cleo The Magnificent » by Louis Zangwill
  • Ah, that day of the 18th of March, the elation and enthusiasm that it aroused in Maurice!
  • Extract from : « The Downfall » by Emile Zola
  • “That will do for this time,” she said, in some elation, as she handed the gun to Huntington.
  • Extract from : « The Heart of Thunder Mountain » by Edfrid A. Bingham
  • “Look at them,” he cried in a voice that was high-pitched with elation.
  • Extract from : « The Golden Woman » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • She was taking a chance, and she knew it––knew it with a curious sense of elation.
  • Extract from : « The Wall Street Girl » by Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • From the depths of despondency, I rose to the peaks of elation.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 » by Various
  • There is no elation in defeating a driver who lies out on the course.
  • Extract from : « The Flying Mercury » by Eleanor M. Ingram

Antonyms for elation

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