Gleeful vs Elate - What's the difference?

gleeful | elate |

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?



Alternative forms

* gleefull (archaic)


(en adjective)
  • Exuberantly or triumphantly joyful.
  • Synonyms

    * elated * exhilarated * high-spirited * overjoyed




  • To make joyful or proud.
  • To lift up; raise; elevate.
  • Adjective

  • elated; exultant
  • * Alexander Pope
  • O, thoughtless mortals! ever blind to fate, / Too soon dejected, and dejected, and too soon elate .
  • * Mrs. H. H. Jackson
  • Our nineteenth century is wonderfully set up in its own esteem, wonderfully elate at its progress.
  • (obsolete) Lifted up; raised; elevated.
  • * Fenton
  • with upper lip elate
  • * Sir W. Jones
  • And sovereign law, that State's collected will, / O'er thrones and globes, elate , / Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.


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