- the act of exulting; lively or triumphant joy, as over success or victory.
Origin of exultation
Examples from the Web for exultance
But this was a slight vexation in the exultance of her mood.The Cup of Fury
Forbes felt no longer an exultance at falling in with these people.What Will People Say?
They felt their bodies sway under the effects of acceleration and exultance filled them.Wanted--7 Fearless Engineers!
Warner Van Lorne
His chief sensation was one of utter loneliness, mingled with exultance at freedom.The Rough Road
William John Locke
There was an exultance about his bearing and a keenness like that of a hunting animal catching the fresh scent of game.Moon-Face and Other Stories
Word Origin and History for exultance
early 15c., from Old French exultacion, from Latin exultationem/exsultationem, noun of action from past participle stem of exultare/exsultare, frequentative of exsilire "leap out or up" (see exult). Notion is of leaping or dancing for joy. An Old English word for it was heahbliss "high bliss."