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exult

Saltos de línea: exult
Pronunciación: /ɪɡˈzʌlt
 
, ɛɡ-/

Definición de exult en inglés:

verbo

[no object]
Show or feel triumphant elation or jubilation: exulting in her escape, Lisa closed the door behind her
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
rejoice, be joyful, be happy, be pleased, be glad, be delighted, be elated, be ecstatic, be euphoric, be overjoyed, be as pleased as Punch, be cock-a-hoop, be jubilant, be rapturous, be in raptures, be transported, be beside oneself with joy, be delirious, be thrilled, jump for joy, be on cloud nine, be walking/treading on air, be in seventh heaven, glory, triumph, be triumphant;
celebrate, cheer, revel, make merry
informal be over the moon, be on top of the world, be blissed out, whoop it up
Australian informal be wrapped
rare joy, jubilate
rejoice at/in, take delight in, find/take pleasure in, find/take satisfaction in, feel satisfaction at, find joy in, enjoy, appreciate, revel in, glory in, bask in, delight in, relish, savour, luxuriate in, wallow in;
be/feel proud of, feel proud about, be proud of oneself for, congratulate oneself on, flatter oneself on, preen oneself on, pat oneself on the back for, give oneself a pat on the back for;
crow about, feel self-satisfied about, vaunt, boast about, brag about, gloat over
archaic pique oneself on/in

Origen

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

More
  • salient from (mid 16th century):

    This was first used as a heraldic term meaning ‘leaping’. It comes from Latin salire ‘to leap’. The sense ‘outstanding, significant’ as in salient point is found from the mid 19th century. Salire is behind many other English words including assail and assault (Middle English) ‘jumping on’ people; exult (late 16th century) ‘jump up’; insult; and result (Late Middle English) originally meaning ‘to jump back’. Salacious (mid 17th century) ‘undue interest in sexual matters’ is based on Latin salax, from salire. Its basic sense is ‘fond of leaping’, but as the word was used of stud animals it came to mean ‘lustful’. From the French form of salire come to sally out (mid 16th century) and sauté (early 19th century).

Derivados

exultingly

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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.

Words that rhyme with exult

consult, cult, indult, insult, penult, result, ult

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