exultant

[ ig-zuhl-tnt ]
/ ɪgˈzʌl tnt /

adjective

exulting; highly elated; jubilant; triumphant.

Nearby words

  1. exudation cyst,
  2. exudative inflammation,
  3. exudative retinitis,
  4. exude,
  5. exult,
  6. exultantly,
  7. exultation,
  8. exumbilication,
  9. exurb,
  10. exurban

Origin of exultant

1645–55; < Latin ex(s)ultant- (stem of ex(s)ultāns), present participle of exultāre to exult; see -ant

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British Dictionary definitions for exultant

exultant

/ (ɪɡˈzʌltənt) /

adjective

elated or jubilant, esp because of triumph or success
Derived Formsexultance or exultancy, nounexultantly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for exultant

exultant

adj.

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

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