Gleeful vs Elate - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between gleeful and elate
is that gleeful
is exuberantly or triumphantly joyful while elate
is elated; exultant.
As a verb elate is
to make joyful or proud.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
* gleefull (archaic)
Exuberantly or triumphantly joyful.
To make joyful or proud.
To lift up; raise; elevate.
* Alexander Pope
* Mrs. H. H. Jackson
- O, thoughtless mortals! ever blind to fate, / Too soon dejected, and dejected, and too soon elate .
(obsolete) Lifted up; raised; elevated.
- Our nineteenth century is wonderfully set up in its own esteem, wonderfully elate at its progress.
* Sir W. Jones
- with upper lip elate
- And sovereign law, that State's collected will, / O'er thrones and globes, elate , / Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.