What does euphoria mean


euphoria (die) is generally a state of irrepressible joy, i.e. an - usually limited in time - exaggerated, optimistic elation. Especially in psychology, the term is used when it is felt for euphoria there is no real basis or it was caused by the consumption of intoxicants.

The origin of the term is the Greekeuphoria (being able to endure something easily).


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Phonetic transcription (IPA):[ɔɪ̯foˈʁiː]

Usage examples

The euphoria the investor was short-lived. When it came to the press a little later that the profits only existed on paper, the share price plummeted.

After the unexpected victory in the World Cup finals, the entire country collapsed euphoria out.

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