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exultant Syllabification: ex·ult·ant
Pronunciation: /iɡˈzəltnt/

Definition of exultant in English:


Triumphantly happy: she felt exultant and powerful
More example sentences
  • I can't see why every party newspaper instead finds it necessary to display exultant, triumphant headlines after each election.
  • He confessed that after two days of the Games, and two gold medals on the opening night before an exultant home crowd, he was mentally drained when he faced van den Hoogenband on the third day.
  • Chelsea set aside the mouthwatering prospect of the Champions League draw against Barcelona to return to their bread and butter and produced a goal feast for an exultant crowd.
jubilant, thrilled, triumphant, delighted, exhilarated, happy, overjoyed, joyous, joyful, gleeful, excited, rejoicing, ecstatic, euphoric, elated, rapturous, in raptures, enraptured, on cloud nine, in seventh heaven
rare exilient
informal over the moon, jumping for joy


Pronunciation: /-ˈzəltnsē/
Example sentences
  • Missoni’s exultancy never exceeds.
  • "There is no place like it, no place with an atom of its glory, pride and exultancy," novelist Thomas Wolfe rhapsodized in 1935.
Pronunciation: /iɡˈzəltntlē/ /eɡˈzəltntlē/
Example sentences
  • What does it tell us about the age that its true voice - its adequate description - came so exultantly from the margins?
  • These two antithetic characters are created with such riches of detail, so many nonstop inventions that, handled with Bradley's connoisseurship, become exultantly right.
  • I'm onto you now, Richlen, I thought exultantly.


Mid 17th century: from Latin exsultant- 'exulting', from the verb exsultare.

Words that rhyme with exultant

consultant, resultant
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