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[yoo-fawr-ee-uh, -fohr-] /yuˈfɔr i ə, -ˈfoʊr-/
a state of intense happiness and self-confidence:
She was flooded with euphoria as she went to the podium to receive her Student Research Award.
Psychology. a feeling of happiness, confidence, or well-being sometimes exaggerated in pathological states as mania.
Origin of euphoria
1880-85; < New Latin < Greek euphoría state of well-being. See eu-, -phore, -ia
Related forms
[yoo-fawr-ik, -for-] /yuˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/ (Show IPA),
euphorically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for euphoria
  • The extreme euphoria induced by the drug has a reinforcing effect on users, addiction experts say.
  • Suddenly, anxiety gave way to optimism and euphoria.
  • In the meantime, the best thing to do to get over rejection malaise is to crowd it out with some acceptance euphoria.
  • Beware of this false euphoria.
  • The victories have wrapped much of the south in a shroud of euphoria.
  • After two days of euphoria over receiving an offer, I'm starting to fret about negotiations.
  • Its apparent that the euphoria of the war victory has worn out.
  • The euphoria was brief.
  • Your palms go sweaty and soon the euphoria from the quick media fix wears away.
  • People who have the disorder often cycle from euphoria to deep depression.
British Dictionary definitions for euphoria


a feeling of great elation, esp when exaggerated
Derived Forms
euphoric (juːˈfɒrɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek: good ability to endure, from eu- + pherein to bear
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Word Origin and History for euphoria

1727, a physician's term for "condition of feeling healthy and comfortable (especially when sick)," medical Latin, from Greek euphoria "power of enduring easily," from euphoros, literally "bearing well," from eu "well" (see eu-) + pherein "to carry" (see infer). Non-technical use, now the main one, dates to 1882 and is perhaps a reintroduction.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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euphoria in Medicine

euphoria eu·pho·ri·a (yōō-fôr'ē-ə)
A feeling of great happiness or well-being, commonly exaggerated and not necessarily well founded.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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euphoria in Technology

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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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