'Exhilaration' definitions:

Definition of 'exhilaration'

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The feeling of lively and cheerful joy; "he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed" [syn: exhilaration, excitement]

Definition of 'Exhilaration'

  • Exhilaration \Ex*hil`a*ra"tion\, n. [L., exhilaratio.]
  • 1. The act of enlivening the spirits; the act of making glad or cheerful; a gladdening. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. The state of being enlivened or cheerful. [1913 Webster]
  • Exhilaration hath some affinity with joy, though it be a much lighter motion. --Bacon.
  • Syn: Animation; joyousness; gladness; cheerfulness; gayety; hilarity; merriment; jollity. [1913 Webster]