Origin of ebullient
Examples from the Web for ebullient
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|DAILY BEAST
They were ebullient, he remembered, and at one point the new congressman took the reporter aside and sought his counsel.
Young men in keffiyehs, middle-aged folks with backpacks, and ebullient women marched around the Wall Street Bull.
Greenblatt will turn a young 68 in a few months, and the last thing on his ebullient, flitting mind is death.
An ebullient former accountant with a fondness for bowties, he was known as “Seanie Fitz” to his many social acquaintances.
The ebullient kettle kept lifting its lid in growing impatience.The Pretty Lady |Arnold E. Bennett
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
Youth should be spontaneous, instinctive, ebullient; reflection whispers to the growing man.The Teacher|George Herbert Palmer
We feel bound to ask what is most likely to be the next outlet for Mr. Churchill's ebullient activity.
Strangely enough the voice, though well-known, seemed to have a sobering effect on all these ebullient tempers."Unto Caesar"|Baroness Emmuska Orczy
British Dictionary definitions for ebullient
Word Origin for ebullient
Word Origin and History for ebullient
1590s, "boiling," from Latin ebullientem (nominative ebulliens), present participle of ebullire "to boil over," literally and figuratively, from ex- "out" (see ex-) + bullire "to bubble" (see boil (v.)). Figurative sense of "enthusiastic" is first recorded 1660s.