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[ eg-zuhl-tey-shuhn, ek-suhl- ]


  1. the act of exulting; lively or triumphant joy, as over success or victory.

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Other Words From

  • nonex·ul·tation noun
  • self-exul·tation noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of exultation1

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin ex ( s ) ultātiōn- (stem of ex ( s ) ultātiō ), equivalent to ex ( s ) ultāt ( us ) (past participle of ex ( s ) ultāre to exult ) + -iōn- -ion

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Example Sentences

Despite the exultation from many of these groups, and warnings from experts and employees, Musk has yet to detail how or whether he intends to roll back Twitter’s moderation policies.

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He remembered his exultation as the two brothers walked together among bluebells.

There are moments of exultation and frustration, of nail-biting anxiety, and the normal banter that characterizes any workplace.

No great roars of joy or exultation sounded off up and down the Mall.

The object of these scarli is to manifest the popular exultation at the annihilation of feudal tyranny.

Matt listened to the steady hum of the Comet's twin cylinders with an exultation he could not conceal.

The soul of her youth clamored for its rights; for a share in the world's glory and exultation.

The feeling of exultation so common to artists who finally reach the goal of their ambition was wanting in Diotti this morning.

Again the murmurs rose up, but Winston sat silent, his pulses throbbing with a curious exultation.