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
Visitors are apt to find ebullient owner Jackie Moffatt, whose husband’s great-great-grandfather founded the shop, overseeing the space crammed with baking ingredients, old-fashioned toys, candles and retro gifts.In the Berkshires, smaller attractions pack a big punch | Necee Regis | August 5, 2022 | Washington Post
Desmond Mpilo Tutu, who died this week of cancer at the age of 90, was the ebullient hero of the struggle against apartheid and the quest for freedom in South Africa.A Fearless Beacon of Moral Justice: Remembering Desmond Tutu | Richard Stengel | December 27, 2021 | Time
Sitting with a view over the city skyline, Khan is clearly feeling ebullient, despite the crises facing London.'We Know How to Bounce Back.' Sadiq Khan Has a Plan to Build a Greener, Fairer London Post-Pandemic | Ciara Nugent | August 11, 2021 | Time
“With investors ebullient on expectations for a strong rebound, it is important to closely monitor risks to the system and ensure the financial system is resilient,” Fed Governor Lael Brainard said in a statement accompanying Thursday’s report.Fed concerned about the risks that accompany soaring markets | Rachel Siegel | May 6, 2021 | Washington Post
It’s harder to build a show around an unflappably optimistic character, as Parks and Recreation did with the ebullient Leslie Knope.The New Class of Comfort TV: 16 Shows to Watch When You Run Out of Friends and The Office | Eliana Dockterman | February 10, 2021 | Time
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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