Definitions for: Exhilaration


[n] the feeling of lively and cheerful joy; "he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ex*hil`a*ra"tion, n. [L., exhilaratio.]
1. The act of enlivening the spirits; the act of making glad
or cheerful; a gladdening.

2. The state of being enlivened or cheerful.

Exhilaration hath some affinity with joy, though it
be a much lighter motion. --Bacon.

Syn: Animation; joyousness; gladness; cheerfulness; gayety;
hilarity; merriment; jollity.

Synonyms: excitement

See Also: bang, boot, charge, flush, intoxication, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, kick, rush, thrill, titillation

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