If you're elated you aren't just happy — you're over the moon, absolutely excited, and bursting with pride. Like the way you feel after winning a scholarship to your first-choice college or mastering a back handspring.

You might be elated to hear you got that dream job, and your whole family might be elated when your favorite baseball team wins the World Series. Feeling elated is all about being so extremely proud and overjoyed, and usually happens as a result of an accomplishment. So if you've just achieved something big, feel free to be elated — and enjoy your time on cloud nine.

Definitions of elated
  1. adjective
    exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits
    “the elated winner”
    “felt elated and excited”
    synonyms: giddy
    exultant, exulting, jubilant, prideful, rejoicing, triumphal, triumphant
    joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
    exhilarated, gladdened
    made joyful
    high, in high spirits
    happy and excited and energetic
    lifted up or set high
    exalted emotionally especially with pride
    characterized by an exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation
    enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure
    full of or characterized by joy
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    affected or marked by low spirits
    utterly cast down
    chapfallen, chopfallen, crestfallen, deflated
    brought low in spirit
    blue, depressed, dispirited, down, down in the mouth, downcast, downhearted, gloomy, grim, low, low-spirited
    filled with melancholy and despondency
    moody and melancholic
    lonely, lonesome
    marked by dejection from being alone
    distressed, dysphoric, unhappy
    generalized feeling of distress
    experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent
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  2. adjective
    full of high-spirited delight
    synonyms: gleeful, joyful, jubilant
    full of or characterized by joy
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