overflowing with fervor, enthusiasm, or excitement; high-spirited: The award winner was in an ebullient mood at the dinner in her honor.
bubbling up like a boiling liquid: ebullient lava streaming down the mountainside.
- e·bul·lient·ly, adverb
- non·e·bul·lient, adjective
- non·e·bul·lient·ly, adverb
- un·e·bul·lient, adjective
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How to use ebullient in a sentence
As that huge crowd headed back to their buses and cars and trains, the mood was ebullient.“So Much Hope”: A Reporter Remembers the March on Washington | Hedrick Smith | August 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Black Oxen is a reminder of the healthy benefits of cynicism, and in retrospect served as an early warning to an ebullient age.American Dreams, 1923: Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton | Nathaniel Rich | March 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
They were ebullient, he remembered, and at one point the new congressman took the reporter aside and sought his counsel.
It nonetheless remains no more impossible than a rainbow rising ebullient from the solemn depths of a memorial pool.
Young men in keffiyehs, middle-aged folks with backpacks, and ebullient women marched around the Wall Street Bull.
Strangely enough the voice, though well-known, seemed to have a sobering effect on all these ebullient tempers."Unto Caesar" | Baroness Emmuska Orczy
They are what kings and priests were of old, they who have the power of bridling ebullient energies and turning them to use.mile Verhaeren | Stefan Zweig
With an ebullient sense of eloquence, of extravagant oratory, I longed for a sympathetic ear.The Trail of '98 | Robert W. Service
It is to be brisk, brief, brave and ebullient—to meet the modification all must reckon with—the screen-trained mind.The Hive | Will Levington Comfort
The centres of civilization seethe, as it were, and are ebullient with the agitation of the self-questioning heart.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols) | Thomas De Quincey
British Dictionary definitions for ebullient
overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; exuberant
- ebullience or ebulliency, noun
- ebulliently, adverb
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