- effusively and almost uninhibitedly enthusiastic; lavishly abundant: an exuberant welcome for the hero.
- abounding in vitality; extremely joyful and vigorous.
- extremely good; overflowing; plentiful: exuberant health.
- profuse in growth or production; luxuriant; superabundant: exuberant vegetation.
Origin of exuberant
Examples from the Web for exuberantly
But a drizzly ten minutes later, an exuberantly overweight man with a bright-red face suddenly roared his taxi around the corner.The Resurgence of British Cuisine
Condé Nast Traveler
January 17, 2014
One early problem for the exuberantly hatted legislator: The House has forbidden headwear since 1837.Freshmen Hit the Hill
Samuel P. Jacobs
January 4, 2011
Alter recounts the story of an exuberantly hopeful new president—winning the White House after overcoming enormous obstacles.Paul Begala on What Obama's Reading
November 19, 2008
Then he trotted after Jan and the children and was exuberantly glad to see Meg again.Jan and Her Job
L. Allen Harker
Blanche was too exuberantly happy at the moment to be damped by any rebuke.Morag
Janet Milne Rae
He praised Buchanan, if not exuberantly, still sufficiently.Martin Van Buren
Edward M. Shepard
As Mrs. Loring had said, he was good-looking, but too exuberantly so.Shadows of Flames
"It could not possibly be better occupied," he said exuberantly.Pearl of Pearl Island
- abounding in vigour and high spirits; full of vitality
- lavish or effusive; excessively elaborateexuberant compliments
- growing luxuriantly or in profusion
Word Origin and History for exuberantly
mid-15c., from Middle French exubérant and directly from Latin exuberantem (nominative exuberans) "overabundance," present participle of exuberare "be abundant, grow luxuriously," from ex- "thoroughly" + uberare "be fruitful," related to uber "udder," from PIE root *eue-dh-r- (see udder). Related: Exuberantly; exuberate; exuberating.
- Proliferating or growing excessively.