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exultant

[ig-zuhl-tnt] /ɪgˈzʌl tnt/
adjective
1.
exulting; highly elated; jubilant; triumphant.
Origin of exultant
1645-1655
1645-55; < Latin ex(s)ultant- (stem of ex(s)ultāns), present participle of exultāre to exult; see -ant
Related forms
exultantly, adverb
nonexultant, adjective
nonexultantly, adverb
unexultant, adjective
unexultantly, adverb
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  • Many thousands had fallen and the Southern generals were exultant.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Then she was exultant, filled with enthusiastic pride in him.

    Doctor Pascal Emile Zola
  • "O, you shall hear," she promised tearfully, exultant to prove him wrong.

    The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
  • On from field to field, the line of gray followed in exultant pursuit.

    Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
  • He felt his craft vibrate to the exultant cheers of the fleet.

    When the Sleepers Woke Arthur Leo Zagat
  • And Gyp, drawing a long, exultant breath, dropped her chin on her knees.

    Highacres

    Jane Abbott
  • Ashton stared moodily into the exultant face of the engineer.

    Out of the Depths

    Robert Ames Bennet
British Dictionary definitions for exultant

exultant

/ɪɡˈzʌltənt/
adjective
1.
elated or jubilant, esp because of triumph or success
Derived Forms
exultance, exultancy, noun
exultantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for exultant
adj.

1650s, from Latin exultantem/exsultantem, present participle of exultare/exsultare (see exult). Related: Exultantly.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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