exhilaration exhilaration  /ɪɡ ˌzɪ lə ˈreɪ ʃən/


  • (n) the feeling of lively and cheerful joy


  1. But any sense of exhilaration at the achievement was dampened by the nagging anxiety of claustrophobia.
  2. She missed the water, the exhilaration of soaring through the air and sliding into the tank with barely a ripple.
  3. Because nothing should detract from the emotional truth of the moment, the magnitude of Norwood's loss, the exhilaration of al-Souhail's ballot.


  1. Many Irish J-1 students in dire straits as they struggle to find housing and work in U.S.

    Nothing could match the feeling of excitement and exhilaration as myself and seven friends neared the end of the tortuous US immigration procedures in Dublin Airport.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Irish Central

  2. WIAA state baseball: Greenwood captures Division 4 state title

    The elation Greenwood baseball coach Kent Hinker felt as he walked off the field at Fox Cities Stadium on Thursday morning soon turned into exhilaration as a few of his players dumped a cooler full of ice water over him as the celebration of their WIAA Di
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Marshfield News Herald


  1. "In all my years of professional service, I never faced a more difficult burden than the one I assumed in January," Davila said. "But neither have I experienced the exhilaration on receiving the news of our upgrade."
    on Nov 16, 2007 By: Robert Davila Source: Forbes

  2. "I miss it, oh yeah, I do," McCarron said. "More than ever, actually. The camaraderie, the excitement, the exhilaration, just the thought of going out there and riding again is very exciting."
    on Oct 18, 2008 By: Chris McCarron Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Commenting on the announcement, Mark Zoradi , president, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Group, said, "Seeing the Disney Digital 3D(TM) Jonas Bros film in IMAX 3D is the ultimate way to experience the excitement and exhilaration of the group's...
    on Feb 5, 2009 By: Walt Disney Source: SYS-CON Media

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affectation affectation
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