[ ig-zoo-ber-uhnt ]
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  1. effusively and almost uninhibitedly enthusiastic; lavishly abundant: an exuberant welcome for the hero.

  2. abounding in vitality; extremely joyful and vigorous.

  1. extremely good; overflowing; plentiful: exuberant health.

  2. profuse in growth or production; luxuriant; superabundant: exuberant vegetation.

Origin of exuberant

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English, from Latin exūberant-, stem of exūberāns “abounding,” present participle of exūberāre “to be abundant,” from ex- ex-1 + ūberāre “to be fruitful” (verb derivative of ūber “fertile”; see also udder)

Other words from exuberant

  • ex·u·ber·ant·ly, adverb
  • o·ver·ex·u·ber·ant, adjective
  • o·ver·ex·u·ber·ant·ly, adverb
  • un·ex·u·ber·ant, adjective
  • un·ex·u·ber·ant·ly, adverb

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How to use exuberant in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for exuberant


/ (ɪɡˈzjuːbərənt) /

  1. abounding in vigour and high spirits; full of vitality

  2. lavish or effusive; excessively elaborate: exuberant compliments

  1. growing luxuriantly or in profusion

Origin of exuberant

C15: from Latin exūberāns, from ūberāre to be fruitful, from ūber fertile

Derived forms of exuberant

  • exuberance, noun
  • exuberantly, adverb

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