Definition of exult in English:

exult

Syllabification: ex·ult
Pronunciation: /iɡˈzəlt
 
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verb

[no object]
Show or feel elation or jubilation, especially as the result of a success: exulting in her escape, Annie closed the door behind her
More example sentences
  • Clergymen rejoiced, exulted and stupidly expected that it would last.
  • I shall ascend my funeral pile triumphantly, and exult in the agony of the torturing flames.
  • They root for the hero, exult at his successes, are anxious for his triumph, and suffer at his reversals.
Synonyms
rejoice, be joyful, be happy, be delighted, be elated, be ecstatic, be overjoyed, be jubilant, be rapturous, be in raptures, be thrilled, jump for joy, be on cloud nine, be in seventh heaven; celebrate, cheer
informal be over the moon, be on top of the world
literary joy
archaic jubilate
rejoice at/in, take delight in, find/take pleasure in, find joy in, enjoy, revel in, glory in, delight in, relish, savor; be/feel proud of, congratulate oneself on

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin exsultare, frequentative of exsilire 'leap up', from ex- 'out, upward' + salire 'to leap'.

Derivatives

exultingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • He began plucking the plants one after the other, danced, hugged me, told me exultingly that he had not had merely a new species, but a new genus.
  • The album as a body of work exudes an exultingly warm essence.
  • Meantime, she exultingly seated herself at the piano, and favoured him with two of his favourite songs.

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