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ebullient

[ ih-buhl-yuhnt, ih-bool- ]
/ 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: ebullient lava streaming down the mountainside.

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Origin of ebullient

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Latin ēbullient- (stem of ēbulliēns “boiling up,” present participle of ēbullīre ), equivalent to ē- + bulli- (derivative of bulla “a bubble”) + -ent-; see origin at e-1, boil1, -ent

OTHER WORDS FROM ebullient

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

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British Dictionary definitions for ebullient

ebullient
/ (ɪˈbʌljənt, ɪˈbʊl-) /

adjective
overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; exuberant
boiling

Derived forms of ebullient

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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