elated elated  /ɪ ˈleɪ təd/


  1. (adj) full of high-spirited delight
  2. (adj) exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits



  1. But as an elated Tucholsky rounded first base, she missed the bag.
  2. Upon stepping to the podium, elected officials were elated with the speech and joked that it may hurt Voight's future employment opportunities.


  1. Top reasons to love China’s purchase of Smithfield

    There are dozens of reasons for American farmers and ranchers to be thrilled—nay, elated!—by Shuanghui International Holding Inc.’s proposed $4.7 billion purchase of Smithfield Foods, Inc., America’s biggest pork chop. Here are 10.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Beatrice Daily Sun

  2. Blight fighter battles doubters

    In February, Darin McLeskey, an engineer, was elated when a work crew from the newly-launched Detroit Blight authority cleared a 10-block tract of mostly abandoned homes and weeds in his neighborhood. Today, he says, the area is in some ways worse than it was a year ago.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Detroit News

  3. Andrew Shaw wins Game 1, drops F-bomb on NBC for Blackhawks (Video)

    Andrew Shaw’s deflection goal at 12:08 of triple overtime ended one of the longest games in Stanley Cup Final history, as the Chicago Blackhawks took Game 1 against the Boston Bruins, 4-3. He was exhausted and elated. And, well, he’s … Continue reading ?
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Puck Daddy via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "I am elated and delighted to be joining the cast of 'CSI,"' Fishburne said in a statement, adding that he looked forward to a "wonderful collaboration" with those involved in the series.
    on Aug 18, 2008 By: Laurence Fishburne Source: FOXNews

  2. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Owens was "elated and beside himself" to have Williams joining the team.
    on Oct 14, 2008 By: Jerry Jones Source: USA Today

  3. "Obviously, I was elated. This is as big as it gets as far as individual awards," Peavy said on a conference call. "Truly amazing. A very humbling day when you think about all my peers that take the mound every fifth day."
    on Nov 15, 2007 By: Jake Peavy Source: SI.com

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