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ebullient

Line breaks: ebul¦li|ent
Pronunciation: /ɪˈbʌljənt
 
, -ˈbʊl-/

Definition of ebullient in English:

adjective

1Cheerful and full of energy: she sounded ebullient and happy
More example sentences
  • His mood was ebullient, and he had every reason to be satisfied.
  • Technically, the economy was in recovery after 1975, but the mood was anything but ebullient.
  • Christina was in quite an ebullient mood during our session today.
Synonyms
2 archaic (Of liquid or matter) boiling or agitated as if boiling: misted and ebullient seas

Origin

late 16th century (in the sense 'boiling'): from Latin ebullient- 'boiling up', from the verb ebullire, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + bullire 'to boil'.

Derivatives

ebulliently

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • It has, in fact, been 12 years between Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society's last production of the work and the ebulliently comic but musically spotty new version playing through Saturday at the Bagley Wright Theatre.
  • Stories of New York City’s public schools crumbling while officials demand billion-dollar bond issues to rebuild them call to mind a day in June 1988, when Mayor Ed Koch, flanked by cameramen and reporters, ebulliently announced that subway service would be restored on the reopened Williamsburg Bridge.

ebulliency

2
noun

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