ebullient

[ ih-buhl-yuh nt, ih-boo l- ]
/ ɪˈbʌl yənt, ɪˈbʊl- /

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adjective

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.

Origin of ebullient

1590–1600; < Latin ēbullient- (stem of ēbulliēns 'boiling up,' present participle of ēbullīre), equivalent to ē- e-1 + bulli- (derivative of bulla 'a bubble') + -ent- -ent

Related forms

e·bul·lient·ly, adverbnon·e·bul·lient, adjectivenon·e·bul·lient·ly, adverbun·e·bul·lient, adjective
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ebullient

/ (ɪˈbʌljənt, ɪˈbʊl-) /

adjective

overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; exuberant
boiling

Derived Forms

ebullience or ebulliency, nounebulliently, adverb

Word Origin for ebullient

C16: from Latin ēbullīre to bubble forth, be boisterous, from bullīre to boil 1
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