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  1. exulting; highly elated; jubilant; triumphant.
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Origin of exultant

1645–55; < Latin ex(s)ultant- (stem of ex(s)ultāns), present participle of exultāre to exult; see -ant
Related formsex·ult·ant·ly, adverbnon·ex·ult·ant, adjectivenon·ex·ult·ant·ly, adverbun·ex·ult·ant, adjectiveun·ex·ult·ant·ly, adverb
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  1. elated or jubilant, esp because of triumph or success
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Derived Formsexultance or exultancy, nounexultantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for exultant


1650s, from Latin exultantem/exsultantem, present participle of exultare/exsultare (see exult). Related: Exultantly.

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