What is the difference between Exaltation and Elation?

The difference between exaltation and elation

is that "exaltation" is the act of exalting or raising high; also, the state of being exalted; elevation and "elation" is an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism.

exaltation

elation

Noun

  • The act of exalting or raising high; also, the state of being exalted; elevation.
  • The refinement or subtilization of a body, or the increasing of its virtue or principal property.
  • (astrology) That placement of a planet in the zodiac in which it is deemed to exert its strongest influence.
  • (rare) The collective noun for larks.
  • (medicine, archaic) An abnormal sense of personal well-being, power, or importance, observed as a symptom in various forms of insanity.

Exemple

  • He often stood there in a muse until dusk fell, and then darkness, while once in a while the moon, ‘in her exaltation’ as the astrologers say, rose to remind him that such worldly musings meant nothing to the hostile universe without.
  • In a sense, the editorial cartoons were correct when they suggested that an exaltation of larks can fly under the influence into an aspect of vulturous behavior.
  • “I’d like to think of my father being lifted to God in an exaltation of larks."
  • It is said that an exaltation of larks, which had assembled on the roof of Francis’s hut, suddenly—and inexplicably—took to the air just after sunset, wheeling and singing.

Noun

  • An exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism.
  • A feeling of joy and pride.
  • (geometry) A collineation that fixes all points on a line (called its axis) and all lines though a point on the axis (called its center).

Related terms

  • elate
  • elated
  • efferent