Definition of exuberant in English:

exuberant

Syllabification: ex·u·ber·ant
Pronunciation: /igˈzo͞obərənt
 
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adjective

1Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement: giddily exuberant crowds flamboyant and exuberant architectural invention
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  • He is an exuberant young man full of energy.
  • Everyone looked fit and well and appeared to be in supremely good health as well as exuberant and excited mood.
  • The folk dances were a bit bouncy, rather than earthbound, but done with exuberant energy.
Synonyms
ebullient, buoyant, cheerful, jaunty, lighthearted, high-spirited, exhilarated, excited, elated, exultant, euphoric, joyful, cheery, merry, jubilant, vivacious, enthusiastic, irrepressible, energetic, animated, full of life, lively, vigorous, adrenalized
literary blithe
1.1Growing luxuriantly or profusely: exuberant foliage
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  • Prune as needed to keep the exuberant foliage from casting unwanted shade on neighboring plants.
  • He was just 40, and in this rural idyll he began to paint landscapes filled with lush, exuberant nature.
  • There are myriad greens in this landscape but in winter the new growth brings forth a richer than rich green - a vibrant, exuberant, vivid celebration of green.
Synonyms
luxuriant, lush, rich, dense, thick, abundant, profuse, plentiful, prolific

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'overflowing, abounding'): from French exubérant, from Latin exuberant- 'being abundantly fruitful', from the verb exuberare (based on uber 'fertile').

Derivatives

exuberantly

adverb
More example sentences
  • My older brother has been exuberantly recounting shared moments with celebrities (with varying degrees of truth) for some time now.
  • He loved the song and danced it exuberantly, perspiration plastering his bangs across his forehead and sending his glasses sliding down to the tip of his nose.
  • They smiled exuberantly while mud clung to their hair in clumps, lined the crevices of their ears, nostrils, the rims of their helmets.

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