Origin of exult
OTHER WORDS FROM exultex·ult·ing·ly, adverbself-ex·ult·ing, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH exultexalt, exult
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MORE ABOUT EXULT
What does exult mean?
Exult means to express or experience triumph or happiness, as in The gambler always exults after winning the big jackpot.
Exult can be confused for the similarly spelled word exalt. Exalt has several meanings, including to elevate in rank, power or quality and to praise.
Example: Your project winning a national contest is something to exult about!
Where does exult come from?
The first records of exult come from around 1560. It comes from the Latin ex(s)ultāre meaning “to leap up.” A person who is exulting is figuratively jumping for joy.
Exult is not a common word and less likely to be used than words with similar meanings, such as rejoice, cheer, or celebrate. When used, exult refers only to positive feelings and reactions, not negative ones such as sadness, anger, or fear.
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How is exult used in real life?
Exult is not a commonly used word. It more often appears in quotes of religious texts or is misused for the word exalt.
'O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring: pic.twitter.com/UwlaXNeRud
— Blacklanderz® (@Blacklanderz) May 31, 2021
Word of the day is exulted. I'm exulted over the lakers victory yesterday
— alallday (@AlAllDay) May 28, 2009
We saw it at King's Cross "pop up" theatre on the 1st anniversary of DB's death. I found that I was more moved by it rather than exulted by it. Glad to have been there.
— Eric McBride (@EricMcBride4) May 28, 2021
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Is exult used correctly in the following sentence?
The proud coach exulted over the gymnast’s gold medal.
How to use exult in a sentence
You might recall that McCarthy famously exulted in 2015 that GOP Benghazi investigations were a success because Hillary Clinton’s “numbers are dropping.”GOP reaction to troop deaths shows what a Republican House would really mean|Greg Sargent|August 27, 2021|Washington Post
Bell, one of the Nationals’ highest-profile offseason acquisitions, pumped his fist and exulted as the ball exited for his fourth homer of the season.
I would like to see the College of Fine Arts not only reestablished, but see it exulted.Howard University names actress and alumna Phylicia Rashad as dean of College of Fine Arts|Keith L. Alexander|May 12, 2021|Washington Post
“This is a shot in the arm, no pun intended,” exulted Jay Kornegay, vice president of the SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas, the city’s largest sportsbook.Signs of life amid signs of concern in the second year of the coronavirus pandemic|Joel Achenbach, Ryan Slattery, Kayla Ruble, Caren Chesler|March 25, 2021|Washington Post
Picture a Senate where nothing gets through unless it gets through me, and where I exult in thwarting the agenda of the opposing party at every turn, even for wafer-thin reasons.McConnell threatens to hold the Senate hostage unless he can keep holding the Senate hostage|Alexandra Petri|March 19, 2021|Washington Post
Since his videos exult in the killing of innocent civilians, any cross-examination would have emphasised his inhumanity.
Could she obtain a triumphant acquittal, through the force of her own integrity, she would greatly exult.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
It caused her to exult in the face of the great golden October sunset piled high in the west.The Creators|May Sinclair
They heard but saw nothing, only the savage heart of brutus found time to exult—his enemies were perishing.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
They are desperate, then, and seem to exult in devilry of all kinds.A Final Reckoning|G. A. Henty
We went on to exult in the noble independence of the American character in all classes, at some length.A Traveler from Altruria: Romance|William Dean Howells