- effusively and almost uninhibitedly enthusiastic; lavishly abundant: an exuberant welcome for the hero.
- abounding in vitality; extremely joyful and vigorous.
- extremely good; overflowing; plentiful: exuberant health.
- profuse in growth or production; luxuriant; superabundant: exuberant vegetation.
Origin of exuberant
Related Words for exuberantspirited, brash, animated, vigorous, elated, buoyant, cheerful, lively, sprightly, passionate, excited, ebullient, effusive, lush, lavish, ardent, bouncy, chipper, eager, effervescent
Examples from the Web for exuberant
Contemporary Examples of exuberant
As exuberant as I tend to be, I did feel “knight” would be too melodramatic.What Should I Call the Man I Love?
November 18, 2014
An exuberant game of football takes place, then the sound of shells is heard, and both sides repair back to their enemy positions.How Monty The Penguin Won Christmas: Britain’s Epic, Emotional Commercials
November 16, 2014
What separates the trolls from the exuberant or opinionated is anonymity.Outed Madeleine McCann Troll Kills Herself. But Millions Live On Online.
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 6, 2014
Exuberant and creative, he moved to New York City at 19 to become a poet and a musician.Hallucinating Away a Heroin Addiction
May 4, 2014
The exuberant, indefatigable Democrat from Oregon and the dour, taciturn Republican from New Hampshire made an odd couple.The Senate’s New Taxman Won’t Be Controlled By His Own Party
February 18, 2014
Historical Examples of exuberant
He was exuberant now that he had learned his enemies were human beings and not ghouls.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
Of all vegetable productions, perhaps the cabbage is the most exuberant for this purpose, and ought by all means to be encouraged.
Zoeth's welcome was as hearty, if not as exuberant, as Captain Shad's.Mary-'Gusta
Joseph C. Lincoln
On her return she found him exuberant, in a flow of spirits and pleasantry.David Dunne
Belle Kanaris Maniates
He emerged as the focus of interest for a large, exuberant crowd of loiterers.Rope
- abounding in vigour and high spirits; full of vitality
- lavish or effusive; excessively elaborateexuberant compliments
- growing luxuriantly or in profusion
Word Origin for exuberant
Word Origin and History for exuberant
mid-15c., from Middle French exubérant and directly from Latin exuberantem (nominative exuberans) "overabundance," present participle of exuberare "be abundant, grow luxuriously," from ex- "thoroughly" + uberare "be fruitful," related to uber "udder," from PIE root *eue-dh-r- (see udder). Related: Exuberantly; exuberate; exuberating.
- Proliferating or growing excessively.