euphorically

euphoria

[yoo-fawr-ee-uh, -fohr-]
noun
1.
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.
2.
Psychology. a feeling of happiness, confidence, or well-being sometimes exaggerated in pathological states as mania.

Origin:
1880–85; < Neo-Latin < Greek euphoría state of well-being. See eu-, -phore, -ia

euphoric [yoo-fawr-ik, -for-] , adjective
euphorically, adverb
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euphoric

[yoo-fawr-ik, -for-]
adjective
1.
intensely happy or confident: She was euphoric when she received the Oscar.
2.
Psychology. in a state of happy and confident well-being sometimes exaggerated in pathological states as mania.

Origin:
euphor(ia) + -ic

euphorically, adverb
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euphoria (juːˈfɔːrɪə)
 
n
a feeling of great elation, esp when exaggerated
 
[C19: from Greek: good ability to endure, from eu- + pherein to bear]
 
euphoric
 
adj

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

euphoric
1888, from euphoria + -ic. The noun meaning "a drug which causes euphoria" is from 1934.
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euphoria eu·pho·ri·a (yōō-fôr'ē-ə)
n.
A feeling of great happiness or well-being, commonly exaggerated and not necessarily well founded.

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