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

adj exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits

“the elated winner”
“felt elated and excited”
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
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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adj full of high-spirited delight

gleeful, joyful, jubilant
full of or characterized by joy

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