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elation

Noun

1 an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression [ant: depression]
2 a feeling of joy and pride [syn: high spirits]

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English

Etymology

From Latin e (out of) and latus (supine stem of the verb ferre) (to carry).

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A lifting up by success; exaltation; inriation with pride of prosperity.

Translations

A lifting up by success

Extensive Definition

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