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exhilaration


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  The  state  of  being  enlivened  or  cheerful. 
 
  Exhilaration  hath  some  affinity  with  joy,  though  it 
  be  a  much  lighter  motion.  --Bacon. 
 
  Syn:  Animation;  joyousness;  gladness;  cheerfulness;  gayety; 
  hilarity;  merriment;  jollity. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exhilaration 
  n  :  the  feeling  of  lively  and  cheerful  joy;  "he  could  hardly 
  conceal  his  excitement  when  she  agreed"  [syn:  {excitement}] 




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