elation elation  /ɪ ˈleɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
  2. (n) a feeling of joy and pride

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. This slightly manic release of tension and elation wasn't surprising.
  2. The elation on the face of Asif Ali Zardari was not hard to explain.
  3. I held my breath, from a combination of elation, fear and disbelief, throughout the one-hour flight.

News

  1. Hoosiers end FSU season, head to College World Series

    By Ira Schoffel | Democrat sports editor | @IraSchoffel on Twitter -- In the end, there were hugs and tears outside both dugouts. For the Indiana University baseball team, there was the elation that comes with clinching the school's first berth in the College World Series.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Tallahassee Democrat

  2. Serena tops Sharapova to claim second French Open title

    Eager to repeat the elation of 2002, and motivated by the disappointment of 2012, Serena Williams used terrific defense and her usual powerful hitting in Saturday's final, closing with a crescendo of aces — three in the last game — for a 6-4, 6-4 victory over defending champion Maria Sharapova to collect a second Roland Garros title and 16th major trophy overall.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The MetroWest Daily News

  3. Dominant Serena Williams ends French Open title drought

    Eager to repeat the elation of 2002, and motivated by the disappointment of 2012, Williams used terrific defense and her usual powerful hitting in Saturday's final, closing with a crescendo of aces <0x2014> three in the last game <0x2014> for a 6-4, 6-4 victory over defending champion Maria Sharapova to collect a second Roland Garros title and 16th major trophy overall.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Florida Times-Union

Quotes

  1. "I can't really describe the elation," Dawson said. "If you're a Hall of Famer, eventually you're going to get in, no matter how long it takes."
    on Jan 7, 2010 By: Andre Dawson Source: Boston Globe

  2. "I kind of anticipated this was going to be a back-and-forth series like this," he said. "It's a lot of teeter-totter here, despair and elation."
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Phil Jackson Source: Washington Post

  3. "We didn't need a home run right there, but that was awesome," Iannetta said. "When we saw it went over the fence it was complete elation, we were excited."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Chris Iannetta Source: TSN

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