- the act of exulting; lively or triumphant joy, as over success or victory.
Origin of exultation
Examples from the Web for exultation
He remembered his exultation as the two brothers walked together among bluebells.The Odd Story of C.S. Lewis, an Extremely Odd Man
March 10, 2013
There are moments of exultation and frustration, of nail-biting anxiety, and the normal banter that characterizes any workplace.JFK’s Secret White House Recordings Unveiled
September 25, 2012
No great roars of joy or exultation sounded off up and down the Mall.No More Mr. Eloquent
January 20, 2009
A note of exultation in his laugh, like that in a blackbird's call, alone proclaimed it.Viviette
William J. Locke
Into his voice came a tone of exultation indescribably ghastly.Within the Law
Concerning Linda she could not resist a feeling of exultation.
She had gone home with a feeling of uplift and exultation in her heart.
Mr Plornish could not conceal his exultation in her accomplishments as a linguist.Little Dorrit
Word Origin and History for exultation
early 15c., from Old French exultacion, from Latin exultationem/exsultationem, noun of action from past participle stem of exultare/exsultare, frequentative of exsilire "leap out or up" (see exult). Notion is of leaping or dancing for joy. An Old English word for it was heahbliss "high bliss."