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Euphoria

[yoo-FOR-ee-ə]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Greek, late 17th century

1.

A feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness.

Examples of Euphoria in a sentence

"When they were announced as the winner, the entire cast and crew shouted with euphoria."

"I felt the strongest sense of euphoria in my life on the day my son was born."

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About Euphoria

Today you might use euphoria to describe a feeling of glee and utmost happiness as you're riding high on a pink cloud. In Greek, "euphoros" means healthy, so if you want to increase your levels of euphoria, you might consider implementing a few healthy habits.

Did you Know?

The original 17th-century sense of euphoria meant someone getting well, specifically through the use of medicine. The creators of the 2019 HBO show "Euphoria" must have known the early meaning. On this drama, teenagers deal with the effects of drugs on their lives and friendships.

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